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For people paid every two weeks, there are 26 pay periods in a year. Two weeks makes 10 business days, for a total of 260 working days, not accounting for vacation time that you take. In the US people commonly say there are 260 weekdays/work days in a year or 2080 work hours in a year based on 52 weeks per year.

(260 = 5wkdys/wk*52wks)
(2080=40hrs/wk*52wks/yr)

The number can vary by year. For example, 2012 had 261 weekdays and 366 total days. Few people work every single weekday so the "work day" count is skewed when you take into account holidays that happen to fall on weekdays (up to 6 major US ones per year), vacation time, and sick time.

Note: Federal and State employees typically have 10 holidays per year with an 11th one occurring every 4th year (for the Presidential Inauguration) regardless of whether they fall on weekends or not. If their holiday falls on a Saturday then it is recognized on Friday and if it falls on Sunday then it is recognized the next Monday.

Weekdays per year: 260-262.
Weekdays minus holidays falling on weekdays: 255-258.

Years with 262 weekdays:
1908 1912 1920 1924 1936 1940 1948 1952 1964 1968 1976 1980 1992 1996 2004 2008 2020 2024 2032 2036 2048 2052 2060 2064 2076 2080 2088 2092

Years with only 260 weekdays:
1905 1910 1911 1916 1921 1922 1927 1933 1938 1939 1944 1949 1950 1955 1961 1966 1967 1972 1977 1978 1983 1989 1994 1995 2000 2005 2006 2011 2017 2022 2023 2028 2033 2034 2039 2045 2050 2051 2056 2061 2062 2067 2073 2078 2079 2084 2089 2090 2095

Years with only 255 weekdays minus holidays falling on weekdays (AWESOME!)
1900 1901 1902 1905 1906 1907 1911 1913 1916 1917 1918 1919 1922 1923 1929 1930 1933 1934 1935 1939 1941 1944 1945 1946 1947 1950 1951 1957 1958 1961 1962 1963 1967 1969 1972 1973 1974 1975 1978 1979 1985 1986 1989 1990 1991 1995 1997 2000 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2013 2014 2017 2018 2019 2023 2025 2028 2029 2030 2031 2034 2035 2041 2042 2045 2046 2047 2051 2053 2056 2057 2058 2059 2062 2063 2069 2070 2073 2074 2075 2079 2081 2084 2085 2086 2087 2090 2091 2097 2098
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