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More People Will Get Juneteenth Off This Year, But Half Say They Won't Be Paid For It

People celebrate during a Juneteenth parade in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021.

People celebrate during a Juneteenth parade in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021.

Photographer: Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images

One year after President Joe Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday, more companies are giving their employees the day off — but not always paying them.

In a survey of 1,030 American workers by job-search database Randstad USA, 43.5% of respondents said they have the day off for Juneteenth — an 11% increase from a year ago. This year, because Juneteenth falls on a Sunday, a number of companies are commemorating the day on Monday, June 20. On Wall Street, the day is considered a market holiday starting this year.