More Americans Working Through Their Vacation Time (INFOGRAPHIC)

07/18/2013 06:47 am ET

More Americans than ever are stressed about their jobs, and unfortunately, fewer and fewer are taking time off.

U.S. workers are increasingly forgoing their earned vacation days, using two days less than they did last year, according to a recent Expedia survey. And even when employees do take time off, more than half stay plugged in, responding to work emails and checking in at the office during their vacation.

But taking breaks shouldn't be viewed as an optional luxury: Vacations have been linked to improved productivity and job performance, as well as increased well-being.

Check out the infographic below, created by TeamViewer, for some surprising statistics on how Americans will be spending their vacation time this year.

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