The Case for Paid Vacation

At a glance: Some quick facts about paid vacation

Compared with other countries:

Americans are taking fewer (and shorter) vacations:

Just for the Health of It!

Vacations are good for businesses too!

Have We Forsaken The Great Outdoors? The forest service is actually closing campgrounds because no one is using them. The average visitor to Yosemite used to spend 48 hours there. Now it's 8. Our children spend only half as much unstructured time outdoors as they did a generation ago.

A Department of Labor appointed Committee on Vacations with Pay called for a national minimum paid leave law as far back as 70 years ago.