55 – Shocking Vacation Time Chart: How the U.S. Stacks Up

Americans have the shortest vacation in the developed world…

Take a look at this chart from the Center for Economic and Policy Research below, and then do the incredibly math. On the average, should an American work from the age of 18 to 63, they will have ___ less days or ___ YEARS less time to play, rest, heal, spend time with their family, learn a new skill, see a new place than their American counterparts.











It’s not like we’re not talking about it, as just the few links below illustrate, but what can we do to change it?

CNN on American vs. European vacation time:


Big Think and it’s shocking chart:


USA Today: “The United States is the only developed country in the world without a single legally required paid vacation day or holiday.”