U.S. working week
As in most industrialized countries, the standard work week in the United States begins on Monday and ends on Friday, with Saturday and Sunday being weekend days. According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average workweek for all employees (including part-time) working in private industries in the United States amounted to about 34.4 hours in 2017. In one month, the U.S. workforce works about 3.9 billion hours in total.
The average work week differs heavily from industry to industry. An employee in the mining and logging industry worked about 46.1 hours a week in January 2019, while employees in education and health services only worked for an average of 33 hours per week.