United States Labor Force Participation Rate  1950-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States decreased to 62.70 percent in May from 62.90 percent in April of 2017. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States averaged 63 percent from 1950 until 2017, 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.

United States Labor Force Participation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 63% 63% 63%
2017-05-05 12:30 PM Apr 62.9% 63% 63%
2017-06-02 12:30 PM May 62.7% 62.9% 62.9%
2017-07-07 12:30 PM Jun 62.7% 62.73%
2017-08-04 12:30 PM Jul 62.72%
2017-09-01 12:30 PM Aug 62.72%




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.40 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 138.00 174.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 147.00 173.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -9.00 1.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -1.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 241.00 238.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1944.00 1936.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 253.00 174.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152923.00 153156.00 153156.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6861.00 7056.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.01 1.05 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.80 9.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.04 109.45 110.75 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.50 107.50 107.50 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6371.00 5684.00 6371.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6044.00 5785.00 6044.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 51692.00 36602.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.00 21.96 22.00 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.67 4.22 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.78 20.76 20.78 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 2.30 3.70 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 27366.00 27233.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125620.00 125987.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.00 60.20 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 Labor Force Participation Rate Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2017 percent Monthly
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labor force participation rate by Country

Last
United Kingdom 78.50 Mar/17
France 71.40 Mar/17
Switzerland 69.50 Dec/16
Russia 68.80 May/17
Indonesia 68.06 Dec/16
Canada 65.80 May/17
Italy 65.27 Mar/17
Australia 64.90 May/17
Netherlands 64.00 Dec/16
South Korea 63.60 May/17
United States 62.70 May/17
Brazil 61.60 Apr/17
Germany 61.30 Dec/16
Japan 60.30 Apr/17
Mexico 59.42 May/17
Spain 58.78 Mar/17
Euro Area 57.10 Dec/16
Turkey 52.70 Mar/17
India 52.50 Dec/13