The average workweek for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls was 34.6 hours for the third month in a row in May of 2022, as expected. In manufacturing, the average workweek for all employees was little changed at 40.4 hours, and overtime fell by 0.1 hour to 3.2 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls remained unchanged at 34.1 hours. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.40 Hours from 2006 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 35 Hours in January of 2021 and a record low of 33.70 Hours in June of 2009. This page provides - United States Average Weekly Hours - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Weekly Hours - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States is expected to be 34.90 Hours by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Average Weekly Hours is projected to trend around 35.00 Hours in 2023 and 34.40 Hours in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United States Average Weekly Hours



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-06 12:30 PM Apr 34.6 34.6 34.7 34.6
2022-06-03 12:30 PM May 34.6 34.6 34.6 34.6
2022-07-08 12:30 PM Jun 34.6 34.6 34.6


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 percent May 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 390.00 436.00 Thousand May 2022
Government Payrolls 57.00 31.00 Thousand May 2022
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 333.00 405.00 Thousand May 2022
Manufacturing Payrolls 18.00 61.00 Thousand May 2022
Unemployed Persons 5950.00 5941.00 Thousand May 2022
Employed Persons 158426.00 158105.00 Thousand May 2022
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.30 percent May 2022
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.60 Hours May 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.30 62.20 percent May 2022
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.07 1.03 percent Feb 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.80 7.90 percent May 2022
Productivity 110.98 113.17 points Mar 2022
Labour Costs 127.95 124.20 points Mar 2022
Job Vacancies 11981.00 11737.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Job Offers 11400.00 11855.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Wages 27.33 27.12 USD/Hour May 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 24.93 24.82 USD/Hour May 2022
Employment Cost Index 1.40 1.00 percent Mar 2022
Average Hourly Earnings YoY 5.20 5.50 percent May 2022
Employment Rate 60.10 60.00 percent May 2022
Part Time Employment 25766.00 26091.00 Thousand May 2022
Full Time Employment 132800.00 132067.00 Thousand May 2022

United States Average Weekly Hours
Average weekly hours are the total weekly hours divided by the employees paid for those hours. Unpaid absenteeism, labor turnover, part-time work, and stoppages cause average weekly hours to be lower than scheduled hours of work for an establishment.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.60 34.60 35.00 33.70 2006 - 2022 Hours Monthly