Not-So-Lazy Summer Days – vacation days – Brief Article

Not-So-Lazy Summer Days – vacation days – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included

Number of hours in the newly

shortened French workweek:

35

Number of hours in the average

American workweek:

44

Number of hours in the 1700s:

72

Length of the average American

vacation in 1988:

4.6 days

Length in 1999:

3.8 days

Average number of vacation

days and sick days that government

workers get, respectively:

15.3, 13.8

Average number that private

sector employees get:

13.8, 15.2

Number of Americans flying to

Europe in 1968:

2.3 million

Number in 1999:

11.6 million

Average number taken in the

United States:

42

Average number taken in the

United States:

13

SOURCES: National Transportation Safety Board; the Orlando Sentinel; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; World Tourism Organization

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