2023 Working Days Per Month

2023 working days and hours by month
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If you’re in a hurry, here are the important takeaways from the 2023 work calendar in the United States:

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


Working Days By Month, Q4

  • 21 work days in October 2023 (Columbus Day is a federal holiday in Oct)
  • 20 work days in November 2023 (Veterans Day & Thanksgiving are federal holidays in Nov)
  • 20 work days in December 2023 (Christmas is a federal holiday in Dec)


Working Hours & Days Per Month, 2023


Working Days

Federal Holidays



New Year’s (Mon, Jan 2)
MLK, Jr. (Mon, Jan 16)



President's (Mon, Feb 20)







Memorial (Mon, May 29)



Juneteenth (Mon, Jun 19)



Independence (Tue, Jul 04)





Labor (Mon, Sep 4)



Columbus (Mon, Oct 9)



Veterans (Fri, Nov 10)
Thanksgiving ( Thu, Nov 23)



Christmas (Mon, Dec 25)




See Also: How Many Work Days Are In A Year?


Work Days In 2023

How many work days per month

There are 249 total work days in 2023 with an average of 20.75 per month for a standard five-day work week.

We arrive at the total number by taking 365 total days, removing 105 weekend days, and then removing 11 federal holidays. We arrive at the average number by dividing 249 by 12 months.

Use this work days calculator to find out business days between two dates.


Work Hours In 2023

How many work hours per month

There are 1,992 total working hours in 2023 for a standard five-day work week. That gives us an average of 166 work hours per month.

The total figure is calculated by taking 249 total work days multiplied by eight hours of work per day. The average is the total divided by 12 months.

Use this work hours calculator to find out working hours between two dates.



There are 260 weekdays in a year (or days in a year without weekends) in 2023. We arrive at this number by taking 365 total days and removing 105 weekend days.


Weekend Days

In 2023, there are 105 total weekend days in the year for a standard five-day work week (with Saturday and Sunday counted as weekend days). That gives us an average of  8.75 weekend days in a month.

Every month has either eight, nine, or ten weekend days.


2023 Printable Work Calendar

2023 work calendar

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Spreadsheet: 2023 Work Calendar Dataset

2023 work days by month spreadsheet

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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 (Weekdays – Federal holidays)
  • Weekdays: All days throughout the year that are Monday – Friday.
  • Federal holidays: The list of paid weekdays off employees of the U. S. federal government, according to the Office of Personnel Management:
    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
    • President’s Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Juneteenth
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas
  • Weekend days:
    • In a standard work week, Saturdays and Sundays are considered the non-work days
    • In a four-day work week, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are considered the non-work days
  • Standard work week: Eight hours of work per day on Monday through Friday, totaling 40 hours per week


Why I Built This Resource

Henry working at Nectafy
I was actually happy in this picture, but you’re just going to have to believe me.

I ran a marketing agency called Nectafy before I started Buildremote.

We were responsible for growing website visitors and leads for companies every month. Some months, visits would drop and we would chase our tails looking for a reason why. This may sound stupid, but it took me a few years to realize the amount of work days in a month changes (semi) drastically.

In one month, there would be 23 work days. In another, there would be 19. That’s a 17% difference in work days (ie. opportunities for prospects to visit our clients’ websites). Many times, that was the answer to a drop or increase in visits.

It made me realize that this information might be valuable to other people running businesses.


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