Sick leave

Sick leave cases
2021
4 197 542
Gone up -13.6 % compared to 2020
Sick leave cases per 1 000 employed persons
2021
1 203.9
Gone up -10.5 % compared to 2020
Average duration of sick leave
2021
10.3 days
Sunk -12.0 % compared to 2020

The statistics on sickness rates are maintained by the Federation of Social Insurances. They refer to all medically confirmed sick leave cases (excluding normal births) that were associated with incapacity for work and closed in the year under review, and contain information on sick leave cases, sick leave cases per 1 000 employed persons (blue- and white-collar workers), sick leave days per employed person and average length of sick leave. Further data on sick leave can be found on the website of the Federation of Social Insurances (in German only).

S: Federation of Social Insurances. Compiled on 19 July 2022. – Reference to all cases of doctor-certified sick leaves of blue-collar and white-collar workers (excluding officials) closed in the year under review (excluding normal deliveries). – From 2000 onwards men on military service and persons receiving childcare allowance are excluded.

S: Federation of Social Insurances. Compiled on 19 July 2022. – Reference to all cases of doctor-certified sick leaves of blue-collar and white-collar workers (excluding officials) closed in the year under review (excluding normal deliveries). – Sick leave days are calendar days. – From 2000 onwards men on military service and persons receiving childcare allowance are excluded.

S: Federation of Social Insurances. Compiled on 19 July 2022. – Reference to all cases of doctor-certified sick leaves of blue-collar and white-collar workers (excluding officials) closed in the year under review (excluding normal deliveries). – Sick leave days are calendar days.

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