Written by Nicole Woo
CEPR’s kicking off the summer vacation season with an appearance by CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt
on CBS Sunday Morning [today]. He talks about paid vacation and holidays in the United States — or lack thereof.
In No Vacation Nation*, CEPR finds that we’re the only advanced nation that doesn’t guarantee its workers
any paid vacation or holidays. In fact, 1 in 4 U.S. workers do not receive any paid holidays or vacation —
see the grim picture below.