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Take the day off!

What you may not realize is how America’s “day off deficit” affects you economically, specifically in terms of travel associated with time off. Of course, not all people travel on their time off, but adjusting for those who don’t, researchers found that our annual unused PTO still adds up to a $160-billion hole in the American economy in terms of total business sales.

Framed another way, America’s current day off deficit is costing the country 1.2 million jobs and more than $21 billion in tax revenue, including $9.6 billion for states and local communities. Just by using their earned time off, Americans would infuse our economy with an extra $52 billion in earned income across all business industries.

The Day Off Deficit from U.S. Travel on Vimeo.


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