United States Employment Rate  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Employment Rate in the United States increased to 60.20 percent in April from 60.10 percent in March of 2017. Employment Rate in the United States averaged 59.31 percent from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 64.70 percent in April of 2000 and a record low of 55 percent in July of 1954.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 211.00 79.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 194.00 77.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 17.00 2.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 6.00 13.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 234.00 233.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1923.00 1899.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 177.00 255.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153156.00 153000.00 153156.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7056.00 7202.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.01 1.05 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.40 9.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.90 111.10 111.90 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.30 107.50 107.50 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5684.00 5592.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5743.00 5682.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 36602.00 43310.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.96 21.90 21.96 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.53 5.51 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.76 20.69 20.76 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 3.50 3.60 32.00 -48.40 Index Points [+]
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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27233.00 27603.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125987.00 125507.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.20 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Employment Rate Notes

In United States, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population. This page provides - United States Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Employment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
60.20 60.10 64.70 55.00 1950 - 2017 percent Monthly
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employment rate by Country

Last
Mexico 96.54 Apr/17
Switzerland 81.30 Dec/16
Germany 75.30 Dec/16
Netherlands 75.20 Dec/16
United Kingdom 74.80 Feb/17
Russia 65.10 Apr/17
France 64.70 Mar/17
Canada 61.40 Apr/17
Australia 61.02 Mar/17
Spain 60.82 Mar/17
South Korea 60.20 Mar/17
United States 60.20 Apr/17
Japan 57.90 Mar/17
Italy 57.58 Mar/17
Brazil 53.10 Mar/17
Turkey 46.50 Feb/17