Paid vacation benefits, March 2009
September 25, 2009
In March 2009, 39 percent of civilian workers with one year of service with their employer had 10 to 14 days of paid vacation per year.
Among employees with 5 years of service, 36 percent received 10 to 14 days of paid vacation, and an additional 36 percent received 15 to 19 days.
For employees with 10 years of service, 15 to 19 days was the most common vacation duration: 43 percent of these employees received 15 to 19 days of paid vacation annually.
Among employees with 20 years of service, 38 percent received 20 to 24 paid vacation days a year.
These data are from the Employee Benefits Survey program. Paid vacation days do not include paid holidays and paid sick leave. To learn more, see "National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2009" (HTML) (PDF), September 2009, Bulletin 2731.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Paid vacation benefits, March 2009 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/ted_20090925.htm (visited April 30, 2016).
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