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

Employment Rate in the United States increased to 60.20 percent in July from 60.10 percent in June 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 4.30 4.40 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 209.00 231.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 205.00 187.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 4.00 37.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 16.00 12.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 244.00 241.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1951.00 1967.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 178.00 191.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153513.00 153168.00 153513.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6981.00 6977.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.11 1.04 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.00 9.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.79 108.62 109.00 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.90 107.70 107.90 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5665.00 6371.00 6371.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6163.00 5702.00 6163.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 28307.00 31105.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.10 22.04 22.10 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.96 20.77 20.96 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.95 3.49 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 3.30 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 1497.50 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27535.00 27142.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125921.00 125975.00 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 August 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 96.73 Jun/17
Switzerland 79.30 Mar/17
Netherlands 75.10 Mar/17
United Kingdom 75.10 May/17
Germany 74.60 Mar/17
Russia 65.50 Jun/17
France 64.70 Mar/17
Spain 62.04 Jun/17
Canada 61.60 Jul/17
South Korea 61.50 Jul/17
Australia 61.46 Jun/17
United States 60.20 Jul/17
Japan 59.30 Jun/17
Italy 57.80 Jun/17
Brazil 53.70 Jun/17
Turkey 46.70 May/17