United States Employment Rate  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Employment Rate in the United States increased to 60.10 percent in March from 60 percent in February of 2017. Employment Rate in the United States averaged 59.31 percent from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 64.70 percent in April of 2000 and a record low of 55 percent in July of 1954.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 98.00 219.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 89.00 221.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 9.00 -2.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 11.00 26.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 244.00 234.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1979.00 2028.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 263.00 245.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153000.00 152528.00 153000.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7202.00 7528.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.00 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.05 1.13 2.80 1.05 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.10 9.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.21 110.75 111.21 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5592.00 5582.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5743.00 5625.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 43310.00 36957.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.90 21.86 21.90 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.69 20.63 20.69 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 3.76 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 0.40 1.50 32.40 -49.00 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 27603.00 27554.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125507.00 125031.00 125507.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.00 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 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
60.10 60.00 64.70 55.00 1950 - 2017 percent Monthly
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Mexico 96.81 Mar/17
Sri Lanka 95.50 Sep/16
Ecuador 94.36 Mar/17
Philippines 93.40 Mar/17
Mauritius 93.36 Dec/16
Venezuela 92.67 Apr/16
Nigeria 86.10 Sep/16
Switzerland 80.60 Sep/16
Iceland 79.70 Jan/17
Greece 76.03 Jan/17
Netherlands 75.30 Sep/16
Germany 75.00 Sep/16
Norway 74.70 Sep/16
United Kingdom 74.60 Jan/17
North Korea 74.20 Dec/15
Austria 72.60 Sep/16
Czech Republic 72.20 Sep/16
Lithuania 70.00 Sep/16
Finland 67.30 Feb/17
New Zealand 66.90 Dec/16
Estonia 66.50 Sep/16
Malta 66.50 Sep/16
Slovenia 66.40 Sep/16
Sweden 66.20 Jan/17
Ireland 65.60 Dec/16
Luxembourg 65.10 Sep/16
Slovakia 65.10 Sep/16
Poland 64.90 Sep/16
France 64.70 Dec/16
Russia 64.70 Feb/17
Denmark 64.60 Jan/17
Cyprus 64.00 Sep/16
Ukraine 63.60 Dec/16
Peru 63.50 Mar/17
Belgium 62.20 Sep/16
Latvia 61.70 Dec/16
Romania 61.60 Dec/16
Canada 61.50 Mar/17
Israel 61.10 Feb/17
Spain 61.05 Dec/16
Australia 61.04 Feb/17
South Korea 60.20 Mar/17
United States 60.10 Mar/17
Hungary 58.82 Dec/16
Croatia 58.40 Sep/16
Uruguay 58.15 Feb/17
Japan 57.90 Feb/17
Italy 57.50 Feb/17
Colombia 57.25 Feb/17
Albania 56.20 Dec/16
Chile 55.60 Feb/17
Mongolia 55.20 Dec/16
Costa Rica 54.30 Dec/16
Brazil 53.40 Feb/17
Bolivia 52.82 Jun/11
Portugal 52.40 Dec/16
Dominican Republic 50.60 Dec/16
Bulgaria 49.20 Dec/16
Uganda 47.80 Dec/12
Iraq 46.84 Dec/08
Turkey 46.30 Jan/17
Serbia 45.50 Dec/16
El Salvador 44.40 Dec/15
Macedonia 43.54 Dec/16
South Africa 43.54 Dec/16
Morocco 42.00 Dec/16
Argentina 41.90 Dec/16
Moldova 38.50 Dec/16
Puerto Rico 36.70 Feb/17
Jordan 30.00 Dec/16