October 20, 2014Working for Free: U.S. Workforce Forfeits $52.4 Billion in Time Off Benefits Annually
American workers permanently lost a total of 169 million days of paid time off across the workforce in 2013.
From 1976 to 2000, American workers used 20.3 days of vacation each year. Since then, the number has dropped precipitously, with American workers reporting just 16.0 days used in 2013—almost a full work-week less compared to pre-2000 levels.