The Case for Vacation by the Numbers

Despite mounting evidence that taking vacations makes people happier, healthier and better at their jobs, many Americans remain chained to their worksites.
The United States is the only country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that does not require employers to provide workers with annual paid leave — so many employers don’t. Twenty-three percent of Americans have no paid vacation days at all. Even workers who do have paid time off don’t use it. Americans failed to…