Using simple mathematics and taking into account a five day work week, depending on the year the average working days per year in America varies between 260 – 262 days a year. In 2012, due to the fact that it’s a leap year there are 261 weekdays out of a total of 366 total days.
Of course hardly anyone actually “works” every potential work day, as you need to take into account federal holidays, vacation and sick time taken.
(State and Federal employees generally enjoy 10 days per year as holidays, with an extra “Presidential Inauguration” day every fourth year. The holidays are given during the work week even if they fall on a weekend – ie the holiday is given on Friday if it falls on a Saturday, and on Monday if it falls on a Sunday)
This leaves 251 days to be worked in 2012, minus vacation time.
Vactaion time for employees normally kicks off at around 9 or 10 days a year.
We are now left with 240-241 working days in 2012 less sick leave (if any).
From what we have outlined here, and armed with your own information regarding vacation time, you should be able to work out how many work days you will be working this year.
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