Paid vacation benefits available to 77 percent of private-industry workers, March 2014

July 30, 2014

In private industry, 77 percent of employees had access to paid vacation benefits. The percentage of private-industry workers with access to paid vacations has remained unchanged in recent years.  

 

 

Access to paid vacation, by occupation, private industry, 2010–2014
Occupation20102011201220132014

All workers

77%77%77%77%77%

Service

5958565555

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

6669726866

Sales and related

7069676868

Transportation and material moving

7575757574

Professional and related

8383838483

Office and administrative support

8686868685

Production

9090909191

Installation, maintenance, and repair

9090909193

Management, business, and financial

9696969696

 

Access to paid vacations varied significantly by occupation. Paid vacation benefits were available to 55 percent of private-industry workers in service occupations in March 2014.  In contrast, over 90 percent of private-industry workers in production occupations, installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, and management, business, and financial occupations received paid vacations.

These data are from the National Compensation Survey – Benefits program. To learn more, see "Employee Benefits in the United States — March 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-1348. Employees are considered to have access to a benefit if it is available for their use, regardless of whether they choose to use it.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Paid vacation benefits available to 77 percent of private-industry workers, March 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140730.htm (visited July 23, 2016).

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