As the years pass, Americans seem to become busier and busier, leaving more vacation time unused than ever before while spending more on what vacation they do enjoy. Last year almost half of working Americans used only some of their paid vacation time, according to US Travel Association’s Project Time Off, with more than 650 million days left unused.
While researchers debate the economic and employee health consequences of unused vacation days, another debate continues in the United States around the value of establishing state and/or federally mandated paid vacation benefits.
Expenditures by US travelers is expected to grow during the next 10 years, but whether new company-specific vacation benefits or potential regulatory requirements will encourage similar growth in vacation days used remains anyone’s guess.
While country-level statistics is widespread and easily accessible for most of the countries, city-level data is generally underrepresented in many topics. So, we compiled links to the most relevant datasets containing data on world cities in one cheat sheet to make city-level data more discoverable.
The 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) will bring together the ILO’s tripartite constituents from throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Gulf and Arab states. About 450 people are expected to attend. Government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from about 40 countries will discuss regional world-of-work priorities and the ILO’s vision for realising decent work from 2016 to 2021. Event Holder: International Labour Organization Source of data: World Development Indicators (WDI), July 2016, Economic Outlook No 99, June 2016, The...
Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century, and we must each understand better the global talent value chain. Better data and metrics are critical to this understanding. The Human Capital Index quantifies how countries are developing and deploying their human capital and tracks progress over time. This Report provides comprehensive information on the talent base in each country, including information on education levels of the employed, unemployed and the inactive members of the population as well as the specific qualifications of the latest entrants to the workforce. The...
Owerview | Aggregated Analysis | Detailed Analysis by: Age, Sex and Reason, Sex, Age and Reason, Reason Sex and Age Specifications: 1) Reasons for part-time employment: CARE - looking after children or incapacitated adults, FAM - other family or personal responsibilities, ILL - own illness or disability, EDUC - in education or training, NOJOB - could not find a full-time job, OTH - other reasons; 2) Sex: M - male, F - female; 3) Age groups in years: 15-19, 15-24, 15-29, 20-24, 20-29, 25-59.