US workers are DEAD-LAST in paid vacation, sick days, parental leave

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.

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