United States Average Weekly Hours  2006-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls in the US decreased by 0.1 hour to 34.5 hours in July of 2018, following an increase of 0.1 hour in June. In manufacturing, both the workweek and overtime were unchanged in July, at 40.9 hours and 3.5 hours, respectively. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls remained at 33.8 hours. Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.35 Hours from 2006 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 34.60 Hours in March of 2013 and a record low of 33.70 Hours in June of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-01 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5 34.6 34.5 34.5
2018-09-07 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5 34.4
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.4
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.4


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 157.00 248.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 170.00 234.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -13.00 14.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 37.00 33.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 213.00 219.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1755.00 1726.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 219.00 181.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155965.00 155576.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6280.00 6564.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.60 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.74 0.80 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.16 109.37 110.16 17.13 Index Points [+]
Productivity 109.05 108.94 109.05 27.62 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6653.00 6671.00 7195.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6662.00 6659.00 6840.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 27122.00 37202.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.65 22.62 22.65 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.89 4.52 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.43 21.40 21.49 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 60.50 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129021.00 128568.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26992.00 27028.00 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 [+]
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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.50 34.60 34.60 33.70 2006 - 2018 Hours Monthly




average weekly hours by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 31.90 Apr/18
United States 34.50 Jul/18


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