Report: 52% of working Coloradans have unused vacation days

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A new report says 52 percent of Colorado employees have unused vacation days, with more than 12.2 million combined vacation days left on the table each year.

That’s according to AAA & Project: Time Off’s The State of American Vacation report.

Officials say the unused time has significant economic potential. If Coloradans were to take every vacation day allotted to them, it would generate an overall economic impact of $3.1 billion for the U.S. economy.

For its part, Denver clocks in at No. 6 on the list of American cities with the most unused vacation days — with a total of $1.2 billion in untapped economic benefit.

The report also found that employees who take their vacation time are more likely than forfeiters to have been promoted within the last year (27 percent to 23 percent) and to have received a raise or bonus in the last three years (84 percent to 78 percent).

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