United States Labor Force Participation Rate  1950-2016 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States increased to 62.80 percent in July from 62.70 percent in June of 2016. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States averaged 63 percent from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 67.30 percent in January of 2000 and a record low of 58.10 percent in December of 1954. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.80 62.70 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2016 percent Monthly
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The civilian labor force participation rate is the number of employed and unemployed but looking for a job as a percentage of the population aged 16 years and over. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-03 12:30 PM May 62.6% 62.8% 62.8%
2016-07-08 12:30 PM Jun 62.7% 62.6% 62.6%
2016-08-05 12:30 PM Jul 62.8% 62.7% 62.6%
2016-09-02 12:30 PM Aug 62.8% 62.78%
2016-10-07 12:30 PM Sep 62.84%
2016-11-04 01:30 PM Oct 62.85%

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 255.00 292.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 38.00 22.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 217.00 265.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 9.00 14.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 261.00 262.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2145.00 2175.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 179.00 176.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151517.00 151097.00 151517.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7770.00 7783.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.27 1.25 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 10.70 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.00 106.20 107.00 27.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.49 108.94 109.49 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5607.00 5499.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5624.00 5514.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 45346.00 38536.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.59 21.52 21.59 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.46 20.40 20.46 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.60 5.20 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.00 -0.10 28.50 -43.60 [+]
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 27595.00 27445.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 123892.00 123586.00 123892.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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Slovakia 89.30 Mar/16
Tanzania 86.70 Dec/14
Iceland 83.00 Jul/16
North Korea 79.50 Dec/15
United Kingdom 78.40 May/16
Norway 70.80 Mar/16
Denmark 70.20 Jun/16
New Zealand 69.70 Jun/16
Russia 69.70 Jun/16
Switzerland 69.60 Mar/16
Ecuador 68.60 Mar/16
Latvia 68.30 Jun/16
Singapore 68.30 Dec/15
Georgia 67.80 Dec/15
Malaysia 67.70 Jun/16
Belgium 67.20 Mar/16
Finland 66.70 Jul/16
Indonesia 65.76 Dec/15
Canada 65.40 Jul/16
Barbados 65.30 Mar/16
Dominican Republic 65.00 Mar/16
Australia 64.88 Jul/16
Colombia 64.60 Jun/16
Sweden 64.30 Mar/16
Italy 64.20 Mar/16
Israel 64.10 Jun/16
Netherlands 64.00 Mar/16
Philippines 63.60 Jun/16
South Korea 63.50 Jul/16
United States 62.80 Jul/16
El Salvador 62.79 Dec/14
Ukraine 61.70 Mar/16
Brazil 61.60 Jun/16
Hong Kong 61.30 Jul/16
Estonia 61.00 Mar/16
Hungary 60.96 May/16
Germany 60.70 Mar/16
Austria 60.50 Mar/16
Japan 60.50 Jun/16
Guatemala 60.40 Mar/15
Cyprus 60.30 Mar/16
Ireland 60.30 Jun/16
Mongolia 60.20 Jun/16
Czech Republic 59.60 Mar/16
Chile 59.44 Jun/16
Spain 59.41 Jun/16
Lithuania 59.40 Dec/15
Mexico 59.28 Jun/16
Taiwan 58.75 Jul/16
Costa Rica 58.60 Mar/16
Luxembourg 58.40 Mar/16
Portugal 58.30 Jun/16
Armenia 58.00 Mar/16
South Africa 57.90 Jun/16
European Union 57.50 Mar/16
Albania 56.90 Mar/16
Euro Area 56.80 Mar/16
Slovenia 56.80 Dec/15
Macedonia 56.35 Mar/16
Poland 56.10 Mar/16
France 56.00 Jun/16
Saudi Arabia 54.90 Jun/16
Malta 54.30 Mar/16
Romania 54.20 Dec/15
Sri Lanka 54.10 Mar/16
Bulgaria 53.80 Jun/16
Serbia 52.60 Mar/16
India 52.50 Dec/13
Turkey 52.10 May/16
Greece 52.04 Mar/16
Croatia 51.10 Mar/16
Argentina 46.00 Jun/16
Palestine 45.80 Mar/16
Algeria 41.80 Dec/15
Puerto Rico 40.20 Jun/16
Moldova 40.10 Mar/16