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

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States decreased to 62.70 percent in May from 62.80 percent in April 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
2018-04-06 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.9% 63% 63.5% 62.8%
2018-05-04 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.8% 62.9% 62.9%
2018-06-01 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.7% 62.8% 62.6% 62.8%
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.7% 62.7%
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.7%
2018-09-07 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.7%


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 223.00 159.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 218.00 162.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5.00 -3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 18.00 25.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 218.00 221.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1723.00 1701.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 178.00 163.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155474.00 155181.00 155474.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6065.00 6346.00 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 62.70 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.74 0.80 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.70 8.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.16 109.37 110.16 17.13 Index Points [+]
Productivity 109.05 108.94 109.05 27.62 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7195.00 6469.00 7195.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6698.00 6633.00 6698.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 31517.00 36081.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.59 22.52 22.59 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.56 4.58 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.39 21.49 21.49 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.60 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 60.30 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 128657.00 127753.00 128657.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26883.00 27508.00 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.70 62.80 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2018 percent Monthly
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labor force participation rate by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 79.00 Mar/18
France 72.20 Mar/18
Indonesia 69.02 Dec/17
Switzerland 68.40 Mar/18
Italy 66.00 Apr/18
Australia 65.50 May/18
Canada 65.30 May/18
Netherlands 63.90 Mar/18
South Korea 63.90 May/18
Russia 62.70 Apr/18
United States 62.70 May/18
Germany 61.70 Dec/17
Japan 61.70 Apr/18
Brazil 61.60 Mar/18
Mexico 59.40 Apr/18
Spain 58.46 Mar/18
Euro Area 57.30 Dec/17
Turkey 53.00 Mar/18
India 52.50 Dec/13


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