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Taking Time Off

June 14, 1998

About 30% of Americans get four weeks or more of annual vacation. Still, on average, Americans get less time off than people in many other developed countries.

Vacation time in U.S.

One week: 21%

Two weeks: 25%

Three weeks: 17%

Four or more weeks: 30%

No time off: 7%

Average vacation days per year

U.S.: 13

Japan: 25

S. Korea: 25

Canada: 26

Britain: 28

Brazil: 34

Germany: 35

France: 37

Italy: 42

Sources: Travel Industry Assn. of America; World Tourism Organization

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