Are Americans cheated out of vacation days?

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new report says the United States is the only advanced economy that does not require employers to provide paid vacation days.

Nearly one in four Americans (23%) has no paid vacation days, according to a report released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C.

Employers in many European countries are required to grant at least 20 paid vacations days a year. Many U.S. employers offer paid vacation days and holidays, but no law sets a minimum. Canada and Japan require at least ten.








In other vacation news, more than half of Americans have never traveled outside of the United States.

According to a survey, 41 per cent of those people who have never been abroad felt that everything worth visiting is right here in the United States.

When asked if they would be more likely to travel to other countries if they could afford to do so, 49 per cent said they would, while more than 25 per cent said they would still stick to local vacationing spots.

Five per cent of those who had never been abroad say they feel the world is too unsafe to travel.

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