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Chicago Tribune Argues That Everyone Benefits From Vacation

Employees who take all their time off are healthier, happier, and more productive at work, making them a valuable asset to their employer. However, many Americans are still not using all of their vacation days, Minda Zetlin reports: 

In 2016, Americans took an average 16.8 days off, the second year of growth after bottoming out in 2014 at 16 days. It may not sound like a staggering change, but according to Project Time Off, this is the biggest increase we’ve seen since used vacation days began dropping at the beginning of the century.

Despite the improvement over the last two years, there are still 54 percent of Americans who did not use all their paid vacation time last year, Time Off has found. Its research is based on an online survey with 7,331 American workers who work more than 35 hours a week and receive paid time off from their employer.