2,049 people died in the United States last year, more than in any other year since the data began.
That was the deadliest year for workers since data was collected in 1970.
But the toll was down significantly compared to the previous five years, when the number of deaths climbed by nearly 2 million.
In total, the government counted 7.3 million workers who died, a drop of more than 20 percent from last year.
That means workers who are dying are more likely to be young, healthy, and female.
This is partly because of the Affordable Care Act, which includes many benefits for workers, like paid sick days.
But it also reflects a new law in California that was passed in the wake of the Great Recession.
The law gives workers the right to opt out of the employer mandate.
That’s in part to help workers who lost jobs and didn’t get new ones to pay more for health care and other services.
It also includes a new requirement that employers offer paid sick leave.
That makes some workers eligible for the benefit.