September 25, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Paid vacation benefits, March 2009

Paid vacations: number of annual days by service requirement, civilian workers, March 2009
  Length of service   Percent distribution of number of paid vacation days
Less than 5 days 5 to 9 days 10 to 14 days 15 to 19 days 20 to 24 days Greater than
24 days

After 1 year

7 35 39 11 6 2

After 5 years

2 9 36 36 11 6

After 10 years

2 7 15 43 23 12

After 20 years

2 6 12 17 38 25

These data featured in the TED article, Paid vacation benefits, March 2009.




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