As the end of the work year approaches, the Economist’s daily chart highlights employee holiday entitlements around the world using Mercer data. Of the 19 countries shown, Canada gives the fewest holidays per year, with a statutory minimum of 10 days and with a further 9 public holidays. China is close behind, with 2 more total holidays per year, followed closely by the United States, who comes in 14th with 25 total holidays per year. The economically unstable countries of Spain and Greece rank 4th and 2nd, with 36 and 37 days off respectively. Austria’s 38 holidays per year in 2011 tops the list.
For a further examination of additional employment figures, such as sick days, view the Economist’s related videographic.