Countries With The Most Vacations

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 10 March 2014, 12:45 Hrs
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BANGALORE: Do you ever feel like you’re not getting enough vacations? Well for workers in some countries, the amount of vacation days they are obligatory to receive nearly double to that of countries who hardly receive a day off in the entire year.

According to the report released by the Center for Economic Policy and Research, Austria topped the list, by guaranteeing its workers the most time off with minimum of 22 paid vacation days and 13 paid holidays each year. While, U.S., the most developed country in the world, failed to please their workers with not even a single paid vacation day or holiday.

Let’s look at the list of countries that are providing its workers with a great deal of time-off with the best added facilities, reports Alexander E. M. Hess of USA Today.

New Zealand

 Days off per year: 30

 Annual hours worked: 1,762 hours

 Labor productivity: $34.10 per hour

 GDP per capita: $29,730

 Unemployment rate: 6.9 Pct

The kiwi land is the only country among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development nation outside the European continent that allows its workers to take 30 combined paid vacation and holidays.

And that’s not over yet, according to New Zealand's Holidays Act, workers who work during national holidays are entitled to get paid one-and-a-half times more than their normal pay. Currently, the New Zealand’s economy is fairly strong. And based on the international monetary fund projections, the country's GDP is expected to grow faster than all the other developed countries in the years to come.
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