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Study: 42 Percent of Americans Skipped Vacation in 2014

By    |   Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:05 PM

Nearly half of all Americans did not take any vacation days in 2014, according to a new survey.

Travel website Skift
polled Americans in the first few days of 2015 and concluded that 42 percent of them opted not to take vacation last year.

On the other hand, about 15 percent of Americans surveyed took more than 20 vacation days last year.

According to Skift, a number of Americans have at least 10 vacation a year to use. But the survey found that just 13 percent of them said they could afford to take all 10 days.

Sixteen percent of Americans said they took less than five vacation days last year, while 14 percent took between 10 and 20. Thirteen percent used between 5 and 10 vacation days.

Forty percent of American women did not take a vacation, as opposed to 34 percent of men.

Americans aged 65 and above were the largest group to forgo using vacation days, coming in at 52 percent. The second biggest were the 55-64 and 18-24 age groups (40 percent).

The deciding factor may have been income, as the poll results show that 45 percent of people making less than $25,000 a year did not take vacation days. That figure shrinks in every successive income bracket.

Elsewhere, the results of another study released in October showed that U.S. workers gave away $52 billion worth of vacation days in 2013.

"Americans are work martyrs. Tied to the office, they leave more and more paid time off unused each year, forfeiting their earned benefits and, in essence, working for free," stated that study.

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