How Many Work Hours & Days Are In A Month? [2023]

Work hours and days per month, 2023

It’s planning time and you need some solid data about the 2023 work year: How many work days are in each month? How many working hours are in a month? What are the federal holidays this year?

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the 2023 work calendar based on two types of work weeks: the standard 40-hour week and the four-day work week. Under each table, you’ll see the federal holidays that fall each month, weekend days per month, work days per month, and work hours per month. At the bottom, we’ll sum everything so you can see it on an annual basis.

If you’re in a hurry, here are the important takeaways from the 2023 work calendar:

  • Average work days in a month: 20.75
  • Average work hours in a month: 166
  • Number of federal holidays: 11
  • Work days per year: 249
  • Work hours per year: 1,992
  • Month with the most work days: March & August, 23
  • Month with the fewest work days: February, 19

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

 

Work Days & Hours Per Month, 2023 (Standard Work Week)

If your company works a standard 40-hour work week, here are the federal holidays, work days, and work hours for each month in 2023.

Month

Total Days

Federal Holidays

Holiday Dates

Weekend Days

Working Days

Working Hours

January

31

New Year’s MLK, Jr.

Mon, Jan 2 Mon, Jan 16

9

20

160

February

28

President's

Mon, Feb 20

8

19

152

March

31

8

23

184

April

30

10

20

160

May

31

Memorial

Mon, May 29

8

22

176

June

30

Juneteenth

Mon, Jun 19

8

21

168

July

31

Independence

Tue, Jul 04

10

20

160

August

31

8

23

184

September

30

Labor

Mon, Sep 4

9

20

160

October

31

Columbus

Mon, Oct 9

9

21

168

November

30

Veterans Thanksgiving

Fri, Nov 10 Thu, Nov 23

8

20

160

December

31

Christmas

Mon, Dec 25

10

20

160

Total

365

11

105

249

1,992

 

Work Hours & Days Each Month, 2023 (4-Day Work Week)

If your company works a four-day work week (32 hours per week), here are the federal holidays, work days, and work hours for each month in 2023.

Month

Total Days

Federal Holidays

Holiday Dates

Weekend Days

Working Days

Working Hours

January

31

New Year’s MLK, Jr.

Mon, Jan 2

Mon, Jan 16

13

16

128

February

28

President's

Mon, Feb 20

12

15

120

March

31

13

18

144

April

30

14

16

128

May

31

Memorial

Mon, May 29

12

18

144

June

30

Juneteenth

Mon, Jun 19

13

16

128

July

31

Independence

Tue, Jul 04

14

16

128

August

31

12

19

152

September

30

Labor

Mon, Sep 4

14

15

120

October

31

Columbus

Mon, Oct 9

13

17

136

November

30

Veterans Thanksgiving

Fri, Nov 10

Thu, Nov 23

11

17

136

December

31

Christmas

Mon, Dec 25

15

15

120

Total

365

11

156

198

1,584

 

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

20.75

In 2023, there are 20.75 average work days (or business days) per month for a standard five-day work week with 11 federal holidays off throughout the year.

 

How many work hours are there per month?

166

In 2023, there are 166 average work hours per month for a standard five-day, eight-hour work week with 11 federal holidays off throughout the year.

 

What are the federal holidays for 2023?

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
  3. President’s Day
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Juneteenth
  6. Independence Day
  7. Labor Day
  8. Columbus Day
  9. Veterans Day
  10. Thanksgiving
  11. Christmas

 

How many work days (weekdays) are there in a year?

249

In 2023, there are 249 work days per year for a standard five-day work week. We arrive at this number by taking 365 total days, removing 105 weekend days, then removing 11 federal holidays.

 

How many work hours are there in a year?

1,992

In 2023, there are 1,992 total working hours per year for a standard five-day work week. This is figure is calculated by taking 249 total work days in 2023 multiplied by eight hours of work per day.

 

Which month has the most work days?

March (23) and August (23)

March 2023 and August 2023 each have 23 total business days in the month, tied for the most of any month. February has the fewest at 19 business days.

 

Which month has the fewest work days?

February (19)

February 2023 has 19 total business days in the month, the most of any month. March and August each have 23 business days, tied for the most of any month.

 

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 (Weekdays – Federal holidays)
  • Federal holidays: The list of paid weekdays off employees of the U. S. federal government, according to the Office of Personnel Management
  • 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
  • 4-day work week: Eight hours of work per day on Monday through Thursday, totaling 32 hours per week

 

2023 Calendar Downloads

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2023 Work Calendar

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Table: 2023 Work Days, Standard Work Week

How many work days and hours per month, 2023

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Graph: 2023 Work Days Per Month

How many work days per month

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Graph: 2023 Work Hours Per Month

How many work hours per month

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Spreadsheet: 2023 Work Calendar Dataset

2023 work days by month spreadsheet

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Table: 2023 Work Days, 4-Day Work Week

2023 4-day work week hours & days

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Additional Work Week Articles

Arguably for the first time since 1926, the standard work week is changing. Many companies have gone remote since 2020, others are switching to a four-day work week. Even countries are considering the four-day work week: Lithuania implemented the four-day week for parents of young children, Belgium is allowing workers to choose a four-day week, Spain is testing out the schedule, and three bills in the United States propose the new schedule.

At Buildremote, we track the trends and share all of the useful data we can about the changing nature of the work week. If you’d like to see who works the most and least, we have all of the data about the average working week for each country here.

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