U.S. Lags Most Other Countries on Paid-time Off
Research finds American employees woefully under-compensated.
Compared to the amount of paid time off afforded to workers in other countries, American employees are woefully undercompensated.
In fact, the U.S. is the only advanced economy that doesn't guarantee its workers any paid vacation time. And as a result, a quarter of the country's private-sector workers don't receive any time off at all, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
A chart recently compiled by Statista journalist Niall McCarthy, citing data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, illustrates just how wide the discrepancy in vacation days actually is between the U.S. and the rest of the world.
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