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

Employment Rate in the United States increased to 59.90 percent in January from 59.70 percent in December of 2016. 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 4.80 4.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 227.00 157.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 237.00 165.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -10.00 -8.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 5.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 244.00 238.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2060.00 2077.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 246.00 151.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152081.00 152111.00 152111.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7635.00 7529.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.16 1.15 2.80 1.15 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.00 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.10 110.60 111.10 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5040.00 5246.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5501.00 5505.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 45934.00 33627.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.84 21.80 21.84 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.57 3.59 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.70 20.67 20.70 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.30 0.60 32.40 -49.00 [+]
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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
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 27405.00 27895.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124705.00 124248.00 124705.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.90 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.90 59.70 64.70 55.00 1950 - 2017 percent Monthly
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Mexico 96.63 Dec/16
South Korea 96.20 Jan/17
Sri Lanka 95.50 Sep/16
Philippines 95.30 Dec/16
Ecuador 93.48 Dec/16
Venezuela 92.67 Apr/16
Mauritius 92.35 Sep/16
Nigeria 86.10 Sep/16
Switzerland 80.60 Sep/16
Iceland 79.70 Jan/17
Greece 76.24 Nov/16
Netherlands 75.30 Sep/16
Germany 75.00 Sep/16
Norway 74.70 Sep/16
United Kingdom 74.60 Nov/16
North Korea 74.20 Dec/15
Austria 72.60 Sep/16
Czech Republic 72.20 Sep/16
Lithuania 70.00 Sep/16
Finland 67.00 Jan/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
Russia 66.00 Dec/16
Denmark 65.60 Nov/16
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
Ukraine 64.40 Sep/16
Cyprus 64.00 Sep/16
Peru 63.30 Jan/17
Romania 63.10 Sep/16
Belgium 62.20 Sep/16
Latvia 61.70 Dec/16
Australia 61.49 Dec/16
Canada 61.40 Jan/17
Israel 61.20 Jan/17
Spain 61.05 Dec/16
United States 59.90 Jan/17
Colombia 58.98 Dec/16
Hungary 58.82 Dec/16
Uruguay 58.60 Dec/16
Croatia 58.40 Sep/16
Japan 58.40 Dec/16
Italy 57.30 Dec/16
Albania 57.10 Sep/16
Chile 55.90 Dec/16
Mongolia 55.20 Dec/16
Costa Rica 54.30 Dec/16
Brazil 53.70 Jan/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 Nov/16
Serbia 45.90 Jun/16
El Salvador 44.40 Dec/15
Moldova 43.50 Sep/16
Macedonia 43.36 Sep/16
South Africa 43.08 Sep/16
Argentina 42.10 Sep/16
Morocco 42.00 Dec/16
Puerto Rico 36.20 Dec/16
Jordan 30.00 Dec/16