Imagine if the 140 million people working in the US put in six percent fewer hours every year, taking this time as vacation, family leave, or just shorter work-weeks. In principle, this would increase the demand for workers by roughly six percent, creating more than eight million new jobs. This would absorb most of the country’s unemployed.
Leisure or unemployment? It’s a political question: The US is the only wealthy country in the world where workers are not guaranteed paid leave. by Dean Baker for Al Jazeera  (via aljazeera)