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Many Americans foregoing vacation

by Jack Stewart Apr 30, 2019
A new survey suggests that 35% of the American workers with paid vacation time plan to use less than half of it this year.
A new survey suggests that 35% of the American workers with paid vacation time plan to use less than half of it this year.
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In a tight labor market, workers may be starting to feel more comfortable taking paid time off

by Renata Sago May 28, 2018
More than half of American workers left unused vacation days on the table in 2017. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association. But there are some signs that with low unemployment and a tight labor market,…

Do you plan on doing any work during the last week of December?

by Jana Kasperkevic Dec 18, 2017
If so, you might be one of the few.
Few U.S. workers spend the week between Christmas and New Year hard at work. 
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Vacation, all I ever wanted ... but I don't take one

by Mark Garrison Jun 15, 2015
The average American leaves five vacation days on the table every year.

Microsoft wants contractors to take some time off

by Nova Safo Mar 26, 2015
The tech giant says all its contractors must offer employees at least 15 days off.

Why we take so little vacation

by Nova Safo Oct 31, 2014
American workers left some $52 billion in vacation time unused last year.

When employees are given 'unlimited' vacation time

by Tracey Samuelson Sep 25, 2014
It may sound like a dream, but some employees aren't buying it.

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Won't you please take a vacation?

by Kai Ryssdal Aug 18, 2014
At least one company will actually pay you to get away for a while.

In Europe, vacation days stay

by Sarah Gardner May 27, 2013
One in four Americans get no vacation days while the average European gets 25 days off.

Has the U.S. become a no-vacation nation?

by Marketplace Contributor Dec 14, 2012
More Americans are using less vacation time. Are people too stressed and too cash-strapped to coordinate a getaway or are employers making it more difficult to take time off?