The average workweek for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.2 hour to 34.8 hours in September of 2021, compared to market expectations of 34.7. In manufacturing, the average workweek was unchanged at 40.4 hours, and overtime edged up by 0.1 hour to 3.3 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.1 hour to 34.2 hours. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.38 Hours from 2006 until 2021, 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 October of 2021.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States is expected to be 34.80 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 2022 and 34.40 Hours in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Average Weekly Hours


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-02 12:30 PM Jun 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.9
2021-08-06 12:30 PM Jul 34.8 34.8 34.7 34.7
2021-09-03 12:30 PM Aug 34.7 34.7 34.8 34.8
2021-10-08 12:30 PM Sep 34.8 34.6 34.7 34.7
2021-11-05 12:30 PM Oct 34.8
2021-12-03 01:30 PM Nov


United States Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 4.80 percent Sep/21 5.20 14.80 2.50
Non Farm Payrolls 194.00 Thousand Sep/21 366.00 4846.00 -20679.00
Government Payrolls -123.00 Thousand Sep/21 34.00 517.00 -948.00
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 317.00 Thousand Sep/21 332.00 4807.00 -19731.00
Manufacturing Payrolls 26.00 Thousand Sep/21 31.00 655.00 -1715.00
Unemployed Persons 7674.00 Thousand Sep/21 8384.00 23109.00 1596.00
Employed Persons 153680.00 Thousand Sep/21 153154.00 158735.00 57172.00
Average Hourly Earnings 0.60 percent Sep/21 0.40 4.60 -1.30
Average Weekly Hours 34.80 Hours Sep/21 34.60 35.00 33.70
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 percent Sep/21 61.70 67.30 58.10
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.66 percent Sep/21 1.97 4.40 0.08
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.00 percent Sep/21 9.90 27.40 4.80
Labour Costs 118.60 points Jun/21 118.23 119.07 17.01
Productivity 112.70 points Jun/21 112.10 112.70 25.97
Job Vacancies 10679.00 Thousand Aug/21 11901.00 11901.00 2157.00
Job Offers 10439.00 Thousand Aug/21 11098.00 11098.00 2232.00
Wages 26.15 USD/Hour Sep/21 26.01 26.15 2.50
Wages in Manufacturing 24.24 USD/Hour Sep/21 23.96 24.24 1.27
Employment Cost Index 0.70 percent Jun/21 0.90 2.00 0.20
Employment Rate 58.70 percent Sep/21 58.50 64.70 51.30
Part Time Employment 25747.00 Thousand Sep/21 25783.00 28134.00 10086.00
Full Time Employment 128027.00 Thousand Sep/21 127436.00 131755.00 64640.00


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.