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How many working days are there in a calendar year?

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The number of working days in a calendar year depends on the specific year and on what days of the week public holidays fall. The year 2015 has 250 regular working days.

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There are 10 nationally recognized public holidays in the United States. These include holidays that always fall on Mondays, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day. New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas may or may not fall on a weekend, depending on the year. This affects the number of working days in a given year. Although it may fall on a weekend day, Veterans Day is always a federal day off, observed either on a Monday or Friday if necessary.

The number of Saturdays and Sundays in a year also changes the number of working days. There are typically 52 Saturdays and 52 Sundays in a calendar year.

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