Leap year 2024: Everything you need to know for February 29th. Every four years February is extended by one day.

February then has 29 days instead of 28. Why there are leap years - and why employers can't be happy about 2024 of all days. In 2024, there will be an average of 248.8 working days nationwide. Despite the leap year, that is 0.6 days fewer than in the previous year. In the current first quarter, there are 1.6 fewer working days on average across the country than a year ago.