United States Average Weekly Hours  2006-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Average Weekly Hours in the United States increased to 34.50 Hours in November from 34.40 Hours in October of 2017. Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.34 Hours from 2006 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 34.60 Hours in March of 2014 and a record low of 33.70 Hours in June of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-06 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.4 34.4 34.4 34.4
2017-11-03 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.4 34.4 34.4 34.4
2017-12-08 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5 34.4 34.4 34.4
2018-01-05 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5
2018-02-02 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours
2018-03-02 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 228.00 244.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 221.00 247.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 7.00 -3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 31.00 23.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 225.00 236.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1886.00 1913.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 190.00 235.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153918.00 153861.00 154345.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6610.00 6520.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 -0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.08 1.08 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.60 9.00 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.36 108.42 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.87 108.07 108.87 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6263.00 6114.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5996.00 6177.00 6177.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 35038.00 29831.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.24 22.22 22.24 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.22 2.75 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.10 21.07 21.10 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 3.30 32.00 -48.40 Index Points [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.20 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 27110.00 27235.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 126827.00 126667.00 126827.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Average Weekly Hours

Average weekly hours are the total weekly hours divided by the employees paid for those hours. Unpaid absenteeism, labor turnover, part-time work, and stoppages cause average weekly hours to be lower than scheduled hours of work for an establishment. This page provides - United States Average Weekly Hours - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Weekly Hours - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.50 34.40 34.60 33.70 2006 - 2017 Hours Monthly




average weekly hours by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 32.00 Sep/17
United States 34.50 Nov/17