Average weekly hours for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.1 hour to 34.4 hours in August 2019, in line with market expectations. In manufacturing, the average workweek increased by 0.2 hour to 40.6 hours, and overtime declined by 0.1 hour to 3.2 hours. The average workweek of private- sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 0.1 hour to 33.6 hours. Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.35 Hours from 2006 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 34.60 Hours in August of 2014 and a record low of 33.70 Hours in June of 2009.
Average Weekly Hours in the United States is expected to be 34.50 Hours by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Average Weekly Hours in the United States to stand at 34.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Weekly Hours is projected to trend around 34.40 Hours in 2020, according to our econometric models.