Average Days Lost

Allowed lost-time claims and average days lost

Average days lost are the average number of days that loss-of-earnings benefits were paid. Since 2009, the average days lost within one month after an injury or illness has stayed mostly the same. In 2018, the average days lost in one month was 7.7 days.

Data for average days lost within three months published Fall 2019

Allowed lost-time claims and average days lost by industry sector

The average days lost in one month and three months after an injury or illness by industry sector for 2017 and 2018 are shown in the bar graphs below. In 2018, the industry sectors with the highest average days lost within one month after an injury or illness were agriculture, construction, forestry, mining, pulp & paper and transportation. The sectors with the lowest average days lost were automotive, education, health care and services.

The education sector had the highest increase from 6.0 days lost in one month in 2017 to 6.5 days in 2018.


 
 



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Agriculture Automotive Chemical/Process Construction Education Electrical Food Forestry Health Care Manufacturing Mining Municipal Primary Metals Pulp & Paper Services Transportation