Employee on PTO takes a picture of a historical location

The Perks of PTO: Time Away from Work Makes Employees Happier, Healthier, and More Productive

Articles Jan 24, 2024

Stressed-out Americans work too hard, yet most employees who get paid time off don't take advantage of the opportunity to rest and recharge. In fact, in 2022, 55% of PTO went unused. And women spend even less of their PTO than men. If time away from work is vital to mental health, why aren't American workers taking all of their PTO?


Kaela Sosa

Kaela (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and curriculum and programming manager at The Diversity Movement. She applies her writing, project management, and production skills to advance DEI.