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Average Weekly Hours of All Employees, Construction (AWHAECON)


Nov 2023: 39.3 (+ more)   Updated: Dec 8, 2023
Nov 2023:  39.3  
Oct 2023:  39.2  
Sep 2023:  39.1  
Aug 2023:  39.1  
Jul 2023:  38.9  
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Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Employment Situation  

Units:  Hours, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Average weekly hours relate to the average hours per worker for which pay was received and is different from standard or scheduled hours. Factors such as unpaid absenteeism, labor turnover, part-time work, and stoppages cause average weekly hours to be lower than scheduled hours of work for an establishment. Group averages further reflect changes in the workweek of component industries. Average weekly hours are the total weekly hours divided by the employees paid for those hours.

Construction employees in the construction sector include: Working supervisors, qualified craft workers, mechanics, apprentices, helpers, laborers, and so forth, engaged in new work, alterations, demolition, repair, maintenance, and the like, whether working at the site of construction or in shops or yards at jobs (such as precutting and preassembling) ordinarily performed by members of the construction trades.

The series comes from the 'Current Employment Statistics (Establishment Survey).'

The source code is: CES2000000002

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Average Weekly Hours of All Employees, Construction [AWHAECON], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/AWHAECON, December 11, 2023.

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