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

Average Weekly Hours in the United States decreased to 34.30 Hours in January from 34.50 Hours in December of 2017. Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.34 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
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 34.5 34.5 34.5
2018-02-02 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.3 34.5 34.5 34.5
2018-03-02 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.3 34.39
2018-04-06 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.39
2018-05-04 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.36


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 200.00 160.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 196.00 166.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 4.00 -6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 15.00 21.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 230.00 223.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1942.00 1927.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 234.00 242.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 154430.00 154021.00 154430.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6684.00 6576.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.40 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.88 0.94 2.80 0.88 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.20 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.93 108.40 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.77 108.80 108.80 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5359.00 5661.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5811.00 5978.00 6177.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 44653.00 32423.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.34 22.31 22.34 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.37 21.20 21.37 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 3.61 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.70 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
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 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27271.00 27257.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 127016.00 126723.00 127016.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.30 34.50 34.60 33.70 2006 - 2018 Hours Monthly




average weekly hours by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 31.90 Oct/17
United States 34.30 Jan/18


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