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Bad flu season hits Works nearly five-year high in January

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics The number of people taking sick days hit a virtually five-year full of January, in accordance with the labor Department. Figures from the department's monthly Current Population Survey show an estimated 1.2 million workers didn't punch time in any respect throughout the survey reference week since they were sick, injured, or had doctor appointments. An additional 2.9 million full-time employees worked part-time for the similar reasons. Those are the highest estimates since February 2008, when 1.3 million workers stayed home and 3.3 million worked part-time instead of full-time. Though these estimates include absenteeism for those types of illnesses and injuries, the spike is likely because of seasonal cold and flu strains, the Labor Department said in a very blog post soon. The 2010 spike could be the consequence of a really bad flu season combined with flu vaccinations that proved less effective than expected. But whatever the cau

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