Absence Rate

Absence Rate

The full-time employees who do not work full-time in a given week, expressed a percentage of total employees in a given company or industry. The absence rate does not consider whether a given absence is legitimate; it only observes that the employee is not at work. In general, the absence rate is higher in companies with more generous employee benefits. Companies seek to keep their absence rates to the lowest level possible.
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Across Wales, Swansea primaries had the most improved attendance rates of all 22 local education authorities last year, while those in Merthyr Tydfil had the highest overall absence rate of 5.
In July, figures showed the NEAS recorded a sickness absence rate of 6.
New figures show our region's ambulance service recorded a sickness absence rate of 6.
THE Welsh Ambulance Service continues to have the highest sickness absence rate of any NHS service, new figures have revealed.
At the same time, the region's absence rate has decreased from 2.
The company told Siptu the absence rate is currently 12%, of which 10% was attributable to the sick pay scheme.
Education Minister Huw Lewis said the falling absence rate was "excellent news".
Sickness absence rates have fallen for both men and women since 1993, with men consistently having a lower sickness absence rate than women.
The Labour Force Survey revealed that in workers aged 16 and over, men consistently had a lower sickness absence rate than women.
Figures released by the Department for Education show the city's absence rate for the 2011/12 school year stands at 5.
The Welsh Government released statistics yesterday that showed the average sickness absence rate for January to March this year at the Health Board was 4.
Summary: More than 45,000 NHS workers call in sick each day - around one and a half times the absence rate seen in the private sector