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Monthly change of the average working week of all employees in the United States from November 2017 to November 2018

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Average working week in the U.S. - monthly average of all employees November 2018 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 November 2018.
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 45.8 hours a week in November 2018, while employees in education and health services only worked for an average of 32.9 hours per week.
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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 November 2018.
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 45.8 hours a week in November 2018, while employees in education and health services only worked for an average of 32.9 hours per week.
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Release date
December 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
November 2017 to November 2018
Age group
16 years and older
Special properties
Full-time and part-time employees
Supplementary notes
* Preliminary data.
Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method for removing the seasonal component of a time series used when analyzing non-seasonal trends.

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