America Is The Only Country In The Developed World That Does Not Guarantee Workers Paid Vacation Days

I stumbled upon this interesting chart and thought it was worth sharing. The author is dadaviz and I highly recommend taking a look at their site for more interesting visual data sets.

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Source: Dadaviz.com

 

The graph speaks for itself. But here’s an extra dimension. In 2012, private industry workers in the United States averaged 10 days of paid vacation after 1 year of service.

It is not great. As the graph below shows, there are people who have less than 5 days of paid vacation, per year, even after working for over 20 years. It begs the question, why are labor laws so slow to progress in the United States? And why are employers so stingy with their employees?

 

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