Working Hours & Days Per Month, 2024 Calendar

2024 working hours & days

It’s time to plan out the new year, 2024 (a leap year, by the way). You need some solid information about the 2024 work calendar:

  • How many working days are there in each month of 2024?
  • How many work hours?
  • When do the federal holidays occur in 2024?

In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know about the 2024 work calendar. If you’re in a hurry, here are the important takeaways from the 2024 work calendar:

  • Average work days in a month: 21.08
  • Average work hours in a month: 168.67
  • Number of federal holidays: 11
  • Work days per year: 253
  • Work hours per year: 2,024
  • Month with the most work days: March, 23
  • Month with the fewest work days: June & November, 19

Want to see work hours and days for 2023 instead?

If you’d like to get more detail and access downloadable graphics, read on…

 

Work Hours & Days Per Month, 2024

If your company works a standard 40-hour work week, here are the federal holidays, work days, and work hours for each month in 2024.

Month

Total Days

Federal Holidays

Holiday Dates

Weekend Days

Working Days

Working Hours

January

31

New Year’s MLK, Jr.

Mon, Jan 1 Mon, Jan 15

8

21

168

February

29

President's

Mon, Feb 19

8

20

160

March

31

8

23

184

April

30

8

22

176

May

31

Memorial

Mon, May 27

8

22

176

June

30

Juneteenth

Wed, Jun 19

10

19

152

July

31

Independence

Thu, Jul 04

8

22

176

August

31

9

22

176

September

30

Labor

Mon, Sep 2

9

20

160

October

31

Columbus

Mon, Oct 14

8

22

176

November

30

Veterans Thanksgiving

Mon, Nov 11
Thu, Nov 28

9

19

152

December

31

Christmas

Wed, Dec 25

9

21

168

Total

366

11

102

253

2,024

 

How many business days (work days) are there per month?

21.08

In 2024, there are 21.08 average work days (or business days) per month for a standard five-day work week. The 11 federal holidays off throughout the year are not counted as a work day.

 

How many work hours are there per month?

168.67

In 2024, there are 168 average work hours per month for a standard five-day, eight-hour work week. The 11 federal holidays off throughout the year are not counted as work days (and therefore not included in the working hours we calculated).

 

What are the federal holidays for 2024?

There are 11 federal holidays in 2024. Here are the holidays and when they fall.

  1. New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday: Monday, January 15
  3. President’s Day: Monday, February 19
  4. Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
  5. Juneteenth: Wednesday, June 19
  6. Independence Day: Thursday, July 4
  7. Labor Day: Monday, September 2
  8. Columbus Day: Monday, October 14
  9. Veterans Day: Monday, November 11
  10. Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28
  11. Christmas: Wednesday, December 25

Here are some other popular holidays many companies offer as paid days off:

  • Friday after Independence Day (Friday, July 5)
  • Friday after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 29)
  • Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24)
  • New Year’s Eve (Tuesday, January 31)

 

How many working days are there in a year?

253

In 2024, there are 253 work days per year for a standard five-day work week. We arrive at this number by taking 366 total days (2024 is a leap year), removing 102 weekend days, then removing 11 federal holidays.

 

How many work hours are there in a year?

2,024

In 2024, there are 2,024 total work hours per year for a standard work week. This is figure is calculated by taking 253 total work days multiplied by eight hours of work per day.

 

Which month has the most work days?

March (23)

March 2024 has 23 total business days in the month (with federal holidays excluded) which is the most of any month. June and November are tied for the fewest with 19 business days.

 

Which month has the fewest work days?

June & November (19)

June and November of 2024 each have 19 total business days in the month, tied for the least of any month. March has the most business days with 23.

 

How many weekend days are in a month?

8.5

On average, there are 8.5 weekend days each month in 2024. This figure is calculated by taking the total weekend days in 2024 (102) divided by the number of months (12). Every month has either eight, nine, or ten weekend days. In 2024, June has the most weekend days with ten. August, September, November, and December each have nine weekend days. All of the remaining months have eight.

 

How many weekend days are in a year?

102

In 2024, there are 102 total weekend days in the year for a standard five-day work week (with Saturday and Sunday counted as weekend days).

 

How many paid vacation days do American workers get per year?

10-14 (one year of service)
15 – 19 (ten years of service)

According to BLS 2021 data, “More than one–third of private industry workers received 10 to 14 days of paid vacation after one year of service” and “15 to 19 days of paid vacation after 10 years of service.”

 

Definitions

Just so we’re on the same page, here is how we define each term you see used in the information provided above.

  • Work days (business days): A weekday, Monday – Friday, that is not a federal holiday.
  • Federal holidays: The list of paid weekdays off employees of the U. S. federal government, according to the Office of Personnel Management
  • Weekend days: Saturdays and Sundays
  • Standard work week: Eight hours of work per day on Monday through Friday, totaling 40 hours per week

 

2024 Calendar Downloads

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2024 Work Calendar

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Table: 2024 Work Days, Standard Work Week

2024 Work Days, Hours, Holidays By Month

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Graph: 2024 Work Days Per Month

Work days per month in 2024

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Graph: 2024 Work Hours Per Month

Work hours per month in 2024

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Spreadsheet: 2024 Work Calendar Dataset

2024 work calendar information

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Additional Work Week Articles

Want to see work hours and days for 2023? Click that link to view the same data as above for that year. Or, continue reading our series about work week schedule options.

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Henry OLoughlin

Hi, I'm the founder of Buildremote. I have worked from home for a decade and ran a fully remote, four-day work week company for eight years. I've made all of the mistakes running a distributed team. I hope if you read my work, you'll be spared.

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