United States Employment Rate  1950-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Employment Rate in the United States decreased to 59.70 percent in October from 59.80 percent in September of 2016. Employment Rate in the United States averaged 59.31 percent from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 64.70 percent in April of 2000 and a record low of 55.00 percent in July of 1954.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 178.00 142.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 22.00 7.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 156.00 135.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -4.00 -5.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 258.00 268.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2005.00 2084.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 216.00 119.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152085.00 151925.00 152085.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7400.00 7787.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings -0.10 0.40 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.16 1.24 2.80 1.16 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.30 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.90 106.10 107.00 27.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.70 110.50 110.70 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5445.00 5562.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5534.00 5631.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 26936.00 30740.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.72 21.68 21.72 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.60 20.59 20.60 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.32 4.63 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 1.40 32.40 -49.00 [+]
Population 321.57 319.07 321.57 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 [+]
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 [+]
Living Wage Family 2710.00 2680.00 2850.00 2680.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1650.00 1710.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27727.00 27637.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124193.00 124296.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.80 64.70 55.00 percent [+]



United States Employment Rate Notes

In United States, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population. This page provides - United States Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Employment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.70 59.80 64.70 55.00 1950 - 2016 percent Monthly
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South Korea 96.60 Oct/16
Mexico 96.33 Oct/16
Sri Lanka 95.40 Jun/16
Philippines 94.60 Sep/16
Ecuador 93.32 Sep/16
Venezuela 92.67 Apr/16
Mauritius 92.57 Jun/16
Nigeria 86.40 Jun/16
Iceland 80.80 Oct/16
Switzerland 80.70 Jun/16
Greece 76.71 Aug/16
Netherlands 74.80 Jun/16
United Kingdom 74.50 Aug/16
Germany 74.30 Jun/16
North Korea 74.20 Dec/15
Czech Republic 71.70 Jun/16
Austria 71.40 Jun/16
Lithuania 69.50 Jun/16
Norway 67.40 Jun/16
Sweden 67.10 Oct/16
Finland 66.80 Oct/16
New Zealand 66.70 Sep/16
Estonia 66.50 Sep/16
Slovenia 66.20 Jun/16
Denmark 65.80 Sep/16
Russia 65.80 Oct/16
Malta 65.70 Jun/16
Ireland 65.40 Sep/16
Luxembourg 65.20 Jun/16
Peru 65.10 Oct/16
Slovakia 64.90 Jun/16
Ukraine 64.70 Jun/16
France 64.60 Sep/16
Cyprus 64.30 Jun/16
Poland 64.30 Jun/16
Belgium 62.00 Jun/16
Latvia 61.80 Sep/16
Romania 61.80 Jun/16
Canada 61.20 Nov/16
Spain 61.12 Sep/16
Israel 60.80 Oct/16
Australia 60.77 Sep/16
United States 59.70 Oct/16
Colombia 58.71 Sep/16
Japan 58.60 Sep/16
Uruguay 58.56 Sep/16
Hungary 58.49 Sep/16
Italy 57.46 Sep/16
Croatia 57.40 Jun/16
Chile 55.41 Sep/16
Albania 55.30 Jun/16
Brazil 54.00 Sep/16
Bolivia 52.82 Jun/11
Portugal 52.60 Sep/16
Costa Rica 52.10 Sep/16
Dominican Republic 50.40 Jun/16
Bulgaria 49.90 Sep/16
Uganda 47.80 Dec/12
Iraq 46.84 Dec/08
Turkey 46.00 Aug/16
Serbia 45.90 Jun/16
El Salvador 44.40 Dec/15
Moldova 43.50 Sep/16
Macedonia 42.93 Jun/16
South Africa 42.48 Jun/16
Morocco 42.20 Sep/16
Argentina 42.10 Sep/16
Puerto Rico 34.80 Oct/16
Jordan 30.50 Sep/16