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

Average Weekly Hours in the United States remained unchanged at 34.50 Hours in March from 34.50 Hours in February of 2018. 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
2018-02-02 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.3 34.5 34.5 34.5
2018-03-09 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5 34.4 34.4 34.4
2018-04-06 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5
2018-05-04 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5 34.5
2018-06-01 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 103.00 326.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 102.00 320.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 1.00 6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 22.00 32.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 232.00 233.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1863.00 1878.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 241.00 246.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155178.00 155215.00 155215.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6585.00 6706.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.82 0.86 2.80 0.82 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 9.00 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 5893.00 6252.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6052.00 6228.00 6231.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 60357.00 35369.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.42 22.38 22.42 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 4.73 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.35 21.31 21.35 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
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 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 60.40 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 127434.00 127745.00 127745.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27858.00 27548.00 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 April of 2018.

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




average weekly hours by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 32.00 Jan/18
United States 34.50 Mar/18


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