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Weekly hours by industry

November 09, 2015

In October 2015, the average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was 34.5 hours, the same as in September. Since February 2011, the average workweek has remained between 34.3 and 34.6 hours.  

Average weekly hours of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry, seasonally adjusted
Month Total private Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services

Oct 2006

34.5 42.3 37.9 40.0 34.3 36.2 36.5 35.3 33.4 26.2 32.9

Nov 2006

34.5 42.0 37.8 39.9 34.4 36.1 36.6 35.3 33.4 26.2 32.8

Dec 2006

34.7 42.7 38.4 39.9 34.5 36.2 36.8 35.6 33.4 26.4 32.9

Jan 2007

34.5 42.5 37.9 39.9 34.4 36.0 36.6 35.2 33.2 26.2 32.9

Feb 2007

34.5 43.0 37.5 39.8 34.3 36.1 36.6 35.5 33.4 26.0 32.8

Mar 2007

34.6 43.3 38.0 40.0 34.4 36.2 36.6 35.4 33.4 26.1 32.9

Apr 2007

34.5 44.8 37.8 40.1 34.4 36.1 36.4 35.4 33.5 26.1 32.8

May 2007

34.6 44.2 38.1 40.0 34.5 35.9 36.5 35.4 33.5 26.1 32.9

Jun 2007

34.6 44.0 37.9 40.1 34.6 36.0 36.7 35.5 33.6 26.1 32.9

Jul 2007

34.6 44.2 37.9 40.1 34.5 36.2 36.5 35.4 33.5 26.1 32.8

Aug 2007

34.6 44.1 37.8 40.0 34.6 36.1 36.6 35.4 33.5 26.0 32.8

Sep 2007

34.6 44.5 38.2 40.1 34.6 36.0 36.5 35.3 33.5 26.0 32.8

Oct 2007

34.5 44.2 38.0 39.9 34.5 36.1 36.5 35.4 33.4 26.0 32.8

Nov 2007

34.5 44.0 38.2 40.1 34.5 36.2 36.4 35.3 33.5 26.0 32.8

Dec 2007

34.6 44.2 38.2 40.1 34.6 36.1 36.6 35.3 33.5 26.0 32.8

Jan 2008

34.5 43.6 38.2 40.0 34.6 36.5 36.5 35.2 33.5 26.0 32.8

Feb 2008

34.5 43.8 38.1 40.0 34.5 36.5 36.6 35.2 33.6 25.9 32.8

Mar 2008

34.6 44.8 38.1 40.2 34.6 36.5 36.6 35.3 33.7 25.9 32.8

Apr 2008

34.5 43.3 38.0 40.0 34.6 36.6 36.6 35.2 33.7 25.9 32.9

May 2008

34.5 43.7 37.8 40.0 34.5 36.5 36.7 35.2 33.8 26.0 32.9

Jun 2008

34.5 43.8 37.9 40.1 34.6 36.1 36.6 35.2 33.6 25.9 32.9

Jul 2008

34.5 43.3 37.8 39.8 34.5 36.6 36.6 35.3 33.7 25.8 32.9

Aug 2008

34.5 43.7 37.8 39.9 34.5 36.6 36.7 35.3 33.7 25.8 32.9

Sep 2008

34.4 42.8 37.6 39.6 34.4 36.7 36.5 35.2 33.6 25.8 32.9

Oct 2008

34.4 44.1 37.9 39.6 34.4 36.8 36.6 35.4 33.6 25.9 32.8

Nov 2008

34.3 44.0 37.3 39.4 34.4 36.6 36.7 35.1 33.6 25.7 32.8

Dec 2008

34.1 43.2 37.2 39.0 34.0 36.7 36.6 35.1 33.5 25.6 32.7

Jan 2009

34.1 43.1 37.1 38.9 34.4 36.5 36.7 35.1 33.4 25.6 32.8

Feb 2009

34.3 42.8 38.1 39.1 34.4 36.4 36.6 35.1 33.7 26.1 32.6

Mar 2009

33.8 42.5 37.2 38.6 34.1 36.4 36.6 34.9 32.9 25.5 31.2

Apr 2009

33.9 41.8 37.1 38.7 34.1 36.3 36.6 35.1 32.9 25.4 31.9

May 2009

33.8 41.5 37.1 38.6 34.2 36.5 36.6 35.1 32.8 25.5 31.5

Jun 2009

33.7 41.7 37.1 38.7 34.0 36.4 36.5 35.0 32.7 25.5 31.4

Jul 2009

33.8 41.9 37.3 38.9 34.0 36.5 36.6 35.0 32.9 25.5 31.4

Aug 2009

33.8 42.3 37.2 39.2 34.0 36.4 36.5 35.1 32.8 25.5 31.4

Sep 2009

33.8 42.2 36.9 39.2 34.2 36.5 36.6 35.0 32.7 25.6 31.4

Oct 2009

33.8 41.8 36.8 39.3 34.1 36.5 36.7 35.0 32.7 25.5 31.4

Nov 2009

33.9 42.6 37.5 39.6 34.1 36.6 36.6 35.2 32.8 25.6 31.4

Dec 2009

33.9 42.3 37.0 39.6 34.0 36.5 36.6 35.2 32.8 25.6 31.4

Jan 2010

34.0 43.0 37.4 39.9 34.1 36.6 36.8 35.4 32.8 25.6 31.8

Feb 2010

33.9 42.9 37.2 39.6 33.9 36.5 36.8 35.1 32.8 25.7 31.5

Mar 2010

34.0 43.3 37.3 40.0 34.0 36.6 37.0 35.3 32.6 25.7 31.5

Apr 2010

34.1 43.7 38.0 40.1 34.2 36.6 36.9 35.3 32.8 25.7 31.6

May 2010

34.1 43.9 37.6 40.5 34.2 36.6 37.0 35.4 32.7 25.8 31.6

Jun 2010

34.1 43.1 37.6 40.1 34.2 36.6 37.2 35.2 32.7 25.7 31.6

Jul 2010

34.2 43.7 37.6 40.2 34.3 36.6 37.0 35.5 32.7 25.8 31.7

Aug 2010

34.2 44.0 37.9 40.3 34.5 36.7 37.0 35.4 32.7 25.8 31.7

Sep 2010

34.2 43.4 38.2 40.4 34.4 36.6 37.0 35.6 32.7 25.8 31.9

Oct 2010

34.3 43.7 38.2 40.5 34.5 36.9 37.1 35.8 32.7 25.9 31.7

Nov 2010

34.2 42.9 38.2 40.4 34.4 36.6 37.1 35.6 32.7 25.9 31.7

Dec 2010

34.3 44.1 38.0 40.5 34.6 36.5 37.2 35.6 32.7 25.8 31.7

Jan 2011

34.2 44.3 37.5 40.3 34.4 36.5 37.0 35.6 32.7 25.7 31.7

Feb 2011

34.3 44.0 38.5 40.5 34.4 36.6 37.1 35.7 32.7 25.8 31.6

Mar 2011

34.3 44.4 37.9 40.4 34.6 36.7 37.1 35.6 32.8 25.8 31.7

Apr 2011

34.4 44.5 38.1 40.4 34.7 36.7 37.2 35.7 32.8 25.9 31.7

May 2011

34.3 44.8 38.4 40.5 34.5 36.6 37.2 35.7 32.8 25.8 31.7

Jun 2011

34.3 44.6 38.3 40.4 34.6 36.6 37.3 35.7 32.8 25.8 31.8

Jul 2011

34.4 44.2 38.4 40.4 34.5 36.7 37.4 35.8 32.9 26.0 31.8

Aug 2011

34.3 44.1 38.2 40.4 34.5 36.4 37.1 35.7 32.7 25.9 31.6

Sep 2011

34.4 44.6 38.3 40.4 34.7 36.7 37.5 35.8 32.7 25.9 31.7

Oct 2011

34.4 45.5 38.3 40.7 34.7 36.8 37.5 35.8 32.7 26.1 31.7

Nov 2011

34.4 43.9 38.3 40.4 34.6 36.8 37.4 35.8 32.7 26.1 31.7

Dec 2011

34.4 44.6 38.5 40.6 34.7 36.6 37.4 35.8 32.7 26.1 31.7

Jan 2012

34.5 45.3 38.6 40.9 34.7 36.8 37.3 35.8 32.7 26.1 31.7

Feb 2012

34.5 44.6 38.6 40.8 34.7 36.8 37.3 35.9 32.8 26.0 31.7

Mar 2012

34.4 44.1 38.6 40.7 34.6 36.7 37.3 35.8 32.8 26.0 31.6

Apr 2012

34.5 44.2 38.7 40.9 34.6 36.6 37.2 35.9 32.8 26.0 31.7

May 2012

34.4 43.6 38.4 40.6 34.5 36.6 37.0 35.9 32.7 26.0 31.5

Jun 2012

34.4 44.0 38.5 40.6 34.5 36.6 37.1 35.9 32.8 26.1 31.6

Jul 2012

34.4 44.1 38.5 40.8 34.5 36.5 37.1 36.0 32.8 26.0 31.6

Aug 2012

34.4 43.6 38.6 40.5 34.5 36.4 37.1 36.0 32.8 26.0 31.5

Sep 2012

34.4 43.6 38.8 40.7 34.5 36.5 37.2 36.1 32.8 26.1 31.5

Oct 2012

34.4 43.5 38.8 40.6 34.4 36.4 37.2 35.9 32.8 26.0 31.6

Nov 2012

34.4 43.1 38.9 40.6 34.6 36.4 37.2 36.0 32.7 26.0 31.5

Dec 2012

34.5 43.5 39.1 40.7 34.5 36.5 37.3 36.1 32.8 26.1 31.6

Jan 2013

34.4 42.5 38.9 40.6 34.4 36.4 37.0 36.0 32.8 26.1 31.6

Feb 2013

34.5 43.4 39.1 40.9 34.6 36.4 37.2 36.1 32.8 26.1 31.7

Mar 2013

34.5 43.3 39.0 40.8 34.7 36.5 37.2 36.1 32.8 26.1 31.8

Apr 2013

34.4 43.4 38.9 40.7 34.5 36.5 37.2 36.0 32.7 26.0 31.7

May 2013

34.5 44.1 39.1 40.7 34.6 36.7 37.2 36.1 32.7 26.0 31.8

Jun 2013

34.5 44.1 39.0 40.8 34.5 36.8 37.3 36.0 32.8 26.0 31.8

Jul 2013

34.4 44.1 38.8 40.7 34.5 36.7 37.1 36.0 32.7 25.9 31.7

Aug 2013

34.5 44.2 39.0 40.9 34.6 36.8 37.2 36.1 32.7 25.9 31.8

Sep 2013

34.4 44.6 39.0 40.9 34.4 36.7 37.1 36.1 32.7 26.0 31.7

Oct 2013

34.4 44.2 38.8 40.9 34.4 36.8 37.1 36.1 32.7 26.0 31.7

Nov 2013

34.5 44.8 39.2 41.0 34.4 36.8 37.2 36.2 32.7 26.0 31.8

Dec 2013

34.3 44.8 38.6 41.0 34.4 36.8 37.0 36.1 32.6 25.7 31.7

Jan 2014

34.4 44.1 38.6 40.7 34.4 36.6 37.1 36.1 32.7 26.1 31.7

Feb 2014

34.4 45.1 38.5 40.8 34.3 36.8 37.2 36.1 32.7 26.1 31.7

Mar 2014

34.5 45.7 39.1 41.1 34.4 36.9 37.3 36.3 32.7 26.2 31.8

Apr 2014

34.5 44.6 39.1 40.9 34.5 36.8 37.1 36.2 32.7 26.2 31.8

May 2014

34.5 44.5 39.0 41.1 34.5 36.8 37.3 36.3 32.7 26.1 31.8

Jun 2014

34.5 44.9 39.1 41.0 34.4 36.6 37.2 36.2 32.7 26.1 31.7

Jul 2014

34.5 44.5 39.2 40.9 34.5 36.7 37.2 36.2 32.7 26.2 31.7

Aug 2014

34.5 44.9 39.2 40.9 34.5 36.6 37.2 36.2 32.8 26.2 31.8

Sep 2014

34.5 44.5 39.0 40.9 34.5 36.7 37.3 36.2 32.8 26.2 31.8

Oct 2014

34.6 45.0 39.1 40.9 34.6 36.7 37.4 36.3 32.8 26.2 31.8

Nov 2014

34.6 44.9 39.0 41.1 34.6 36.7 37.3 36.3 32.8 26.2 31.8

Dec 2014

34.6 44.9 39.2 40.9 34.6 36.3 37.4 36.3 32.7 26.3 31.8

Jan 2015

34.6 44.6 39.0 41.0 34.6 36.5 37.4 36.2 32.8 26.3 31.8

Feb 2015

34.6 44.6 39.5 41.0 34.6 36.5 37.5 36.2 32.8 26.4 31.8

Mar 2015

34.5 44.5 38.9 40.9 34.6 36.4 37.5 36.2 32.8 26.2 31.8

Apr 2015

34.5 44.1 38.9 40.7 34.5 36.4 37.6 36.0 32.8 26.2 31.7

May 2015

34.5 43.6 38.9 40.7 34.6 36.4 37.7 36.2 32.8 26.3 31.8

Jun 2015

34.5 43.3 39.2 40.7 34.6 36.3 37.7 36.1 32.8 26.3 31.8

Jul 2015

34.6 44.0 38.9 40.8 34.6 36.4 37.7 36.2 32.9 26.3 31.8

Aug 2015

34.6 43.9 39.1 40.8 34.7 36.3 37.6 36.2 32.9 26.3 31.9

Sep 2015 (p)

34.5 44.1 38.6 40.6 34.8 36.0 37.7 36.1 32.8 26.3 31.8

Oct 2015 (p)

34.5 44.1 39.7 40.7 34.6 36.1 37.6 36.2 32.8 26.3 31.9
Footnotes:

(p) preliminary.

The average workweek for employees in the mining and logging industry was 44.1 hours, the most of any major industry. Workers in leisure and hospitality services had the shortest workweek, averaging 26.3 hours.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — October 2015" (HTML) (PDF).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Weekly hours by industry on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/weekly-hours-by-industry.htm (visited November 22, 2019).

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