Average weekly hours for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.1 hour to 34.5 hours in March 2019, offsetting a decline of 0.1 hour in February. In manufacturing, the average workweek was unchanged in March at 40.7 hours, while overtime decreased by 0.1 hour to 3.4 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 0.1 hour to 33.7 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.