Java Data Type How to - Count number of days difference between two dates


We would like to know how to count number of days difference between two dates.


import java.time.LocalDate;
import java.time.Month;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoUnit;
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public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] args) {

    LocalDate startEmployment = LocalDate.of(2011, Month.FEBRUARY, 1);

    LocalDate today =;

    long numberOfDays = startEmployment.until(today, ChronoUnit.DAYS);

    System.out.println(String.format("%d", numberOfDays));


The code above generates the following result.