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Marylanders losing millions of unused vacation days

Posted: 7:44 AM, Aug 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-09 11:44:01Z

Summer is nearly over, but there's still plenty of time to squeeze in a vacation. And apparently that's something Marylanders need to work on.

A new report from "Project Time Off" found that 51% of people in Maryland have unused vacation days. That adds up to nearly 16,000,000 unused days in the state, and nearly $2,000,000,000 in untapped economic benefit. However Maryland was ranked 7th best for taking vacation days in the country.

The survey found people in Colorado, Virginia, and Arizona used the most of their earned vacation time in the country. Montana, Delaware, and Rhode Island are ranked the worst at taking vacation.

Just 37% of Marylanders surveyed said their work culture encourages them to use their vacation days.

Virginia took the top spot for the amount of vacation days spent traveling. Maryland was ranked 7th. Project Time Off says workers who use most of their vacation days for travel are significantly happier than those who spend their days off close to home.

You can see the entire Project Time Off report here .