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2020 was a record year for calling out sick

Posted at 6:36 AM, Jan 22, 2021

Many of us have spent more time at home, but we also skipped out on work.

2020 was a record year for calling out sick.

USA Today says federal labor market data shows an average of 1.5 million people a month missed work last year because of an illness.

It reports quarantine and illnesses because of COVID increased call outs, along with parents juggling work and virtual learning.

That's the most in at least two decades and 45% above normal.