How Ill Have British Workers Been? All You Need To Know In Five Graphs (PICTURES)


It's official, British workers are getting healthier.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of days lost to sickness absence has fallen by 47 million over the past 20 years to 131 million last year, an average of just over four days a year per worker.

ONS statistician Jamie Jenkins said: "Sickness has generally been falling over the 20-year period, but since 2011 the fall appears to have levelled off with very little change over the past two years."

HuffPostUK has pulled out five ONS graphs that you need to see on how ill British workers have been over the last few years.

Public sector workers lose more time to illness

ONS Sickness Absence Brits

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