Fewer American workers are taking vacation, costing themselves up to $62 billion by forfeiting 212 million days that could not be “banked, rolled over or paid out,” CNN reports. In total, Americans gave up 705 million vacation days last year, according to Project: Time Off’s State of American Vacation 2018 report.
On average, Americans take 17.2 days of vacation each year, a significant drop from the 20.3 days average from 1978 – 2000. Most Americans who don’t use their vacation days worry about how people perceive them at work, although research shows that those who travel tend to be happier both in their professional and personal lives.
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