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.
Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry
Sales and related
Transportation and material moving
Professional and related
Office and administrative support
Installation, maintenance, and repair
Management, business, and financial
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.
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 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140730.htm (visited September 27, 2021).