Short on Vacation Days? Maybe it's time to relocate.


According to No-Vacation Nation, a report from the Center for Economic & Policy Research, America "is the only advanced economy in the world that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation."  Turns out, if you like taking extended summer vacations, Europe is the place to be.  By law, most European countries guarantee workers 20 paid vacation days per year, with some offering up to 30 days. And this doesn't include paid holidays which range from 5 to 13 days per year. The U.S. government doesn't require companies to offer paid vacations or holidays, leaving 1 in 4 Americans with no paid vacation or holidays. The average American worker receives about 9 paid vacation days and 6 paid holidays. Here's how a few of our OECD counterparts stack up: