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

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States decreased by 0.4 percentage points to 62.70 percent in October of 2017. It is the lowest participation rate in 5 months. 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-01 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.9% 62.9% 62.9%
2017-10-06 12:30 PM Participation Rate 63.1% 62.9% 62.9%
2017-11-03 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.7% 63.1% 63%
2017-12-08 01:30 PM Participation Rate 62.7% 62.7%


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.20 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 261.00 18.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 252.00 15.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 9.00 3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 24.00 6.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 239.00 252.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1904.00 1868.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 235.00 110.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153861.00 154345.00 154345.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6520.00 6801.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.00 0.50 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 63.10 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.08 1.08 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.00 9.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.96 108.83 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.87 108.07 108.87 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6114.00 6200.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6093.00 6090.00 6140.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 29831.00 32346.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.22 22.23 22.23 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.07 20.96 21.07 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.22 2.75 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 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 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27235.00 27650.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 126667.00 126690.00 126690.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.20 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.70 63.10 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2017 percent Monthly
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labor force participation rate by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 78.40 Aug/17
France 71.90 Sep/17
Russia 69.60 Sep/17
Indonesia 69.02 Dec/17
Switzerland 68.30 Jun/17
Canada 65.70 Oct/17
Italy 65.40 Jun/17
Australia 65.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 64.20 Sep/17
South Korea 63.30 Oct/17
United States 62.70 Oct/17
Brazil 61.80 Sep/17
Japan 61.10 Sep/17
Germany 60.90 Jun/17
Mexico 59.10 Sep/17
Spain 58.92 Sep/17
Euro Area 57.10 Jun/17
Turkey 53.70 Aug/17
India 52.50 Dec/13