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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Study Finds Americans Taking Fewer Vacation Days

Americans on average receive 14 vacation days, but only use ten of them, according to a new study. (Royce Bair/Flickr)

Americans on average receive 14 vacation days, but only use ten of them, according to a new study. (Royce Bair/Flickr)

Many Americans think they work too hard, which might make you think they love using their vacation days. But a new survey finds Americans lost more than 500 million vacation days last year.

The 2013 Vacation Deprivation Study by Expedia found that Americans get average of 14 vacation days, but only take 10.

Derek Thompson, business editor for the Atlantic joins  Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain the study’s findings.

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