United States Labor Force Participation Rate  1950-2018 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States decreased to 62.70 percent in August from 62.90 percent in July of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States averaged 62.99 percent from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 67.30 percent in January of 2000 and a record low of 58.10 percent in December of 1954.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.9% 62.7% 62.7% 62.7%
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.9% 62.9% 63% 62.7%
2018-09-07 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.7% 62.9% 62.7%
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.7% 62.8%
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.8%
2018-12-07 01:30 PM Participation Rate 62.8%


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 201.00 147.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 204.00 153.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -3.00 -6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -3.00 18.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 201.00 204.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1645.00 1700.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 163.00 217.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155542.00 155965.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6234.00 6280.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.82 0.88 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.40 8.60 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.33 109.60 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7313.00 6653.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6939.00 6822.00 6939.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 38472.00 27122.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.73 22.66 22.73 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.83 4.99 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.42 21.41 21.53 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.80 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 60.30 60.50 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 128577.00 129021.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26913.00 26992.00 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 Labor Force Participation Rate

The civilian labor force participation rate is the number of employed and unemployed but looking for a job as a percentage of the population aged 16 years and over. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2018 percent Monthly
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labor force participation rate by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 78.80 Jun/18
France 72.20 Jun/18
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Mar/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/17
Australia 65.70 Aug/18
Italy 65.70 Jul/18
Canada 65.30 Aug/18
Netherlands 63.90 Mar/18
South Korea 63.40 Aug/18
Russia 62.90 Jul/18
United States 62.70 Aug/18
Japan 61.50 Jul/18
Brazil 61.40 Jun/18
Germany 61.00 Mar/18
Mexico 59.70 Jul/18
South Africa 59.10 Jun/18
Spain 58.80 Jun/18
Euro Area 57.00 Mar/18
Saudi Arabia 55.50 Mar/18
Turkey 53.20 Jun/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.40 Jun/18


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