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Average working week in the U.S. - monthly average of all employees September 2019

Monthly change of the average working week of all employees in the United States from September 2018 to September 2019

by Erin Duffin, last edited Oct 9, 2019
Average working week in the U.S. - monthly average of all employees September 2019 This statistic shows the average length of a working week in the United States, for all employees, by month. The data have been seasonally adjusted. Employed persons consist of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls. The average working week for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was at 34.4 hours in September 2019.
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 34.5 hours in 2018. 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 46.2 hours a week in September 2019, while employees in education and health services only worked for an average of 32.9 hours per week.
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Monthly change of the average working week of all employees in the United States from September 2018 to September 2019

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