United States Labor Force Participation Rate  1950-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States increased to 62.70 percent in December from 62.60 percent in November 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.

United States Labor Force Participation Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-04 12:30 PM Oct 62.8% 62.9% 62.90%
2016-12-02 01:30 PM Nov 62.7% 62.8% 62.9%
2017-01-06 01:30 PM Dec 62.7% 62.6% 62.72%
2017-02-03 01:30 PM Jan 62.7% 62.70%
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 62.71%
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 62.74%




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 156.00 204.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 12.00 6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 144.00 198.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 17.00 -7.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 234.00 249.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2046.00 2093.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 153.00 215.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152111.00 152085.00 152111.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7529.00 7400.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 -0.10 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.15 1.16 2.80 1.15 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.00 10.10 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 5246.00 5772.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5522.00 5451.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 33627.00 26936.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.80 21.73 21.80 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.73 20.60 20.73 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.52 4.28 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 -0.30 2.10 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 27895.00 27845.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124248.00 124202.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]



United States Labor Force Participation Rate Notes

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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.70 62.60 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2016 percent Monthly
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Slovakia 90.50 Sep/16
Tanzania 86.70 Dec/14
Iceland 84.90 Nov/16
North Korea 79.50 Dec/15
United Kingdom 78.30 Oct/16
Estonia 71.90 Sep/16
Macau 71.90 Nov/16
Norway 71.20 Sep/16
Denmark 70.20 Nov/16
New Zealand 70.10 Sep/16
Russia 69.60 Nov/16
Switzerland 69.50 Sep/16
Ecuador 69.20 Sep/16
Latvia 68.40 Sep/16
Singapore 68.30 Dec/15
Indonesia 68.06 Dec/16
Georgia 67.80 Dec/15
Malaysia 67.70 Nov/16
Belgium 67.40 Jun/16
Albania 67.30 Sep/16
Canada 65.80 Dec/16
Dominican Republic 65.40 Sep/16
Barbados 65.30 Mar/16
Sweden 65.30 Sep/16
Colombia 65.20 Nov/16
Italy 64.77 Sep/16
Australia 64.70 Dec/16
Israel 64.20 Nov/16
Netherlands 64.00 Mar/16
Finland 63.90 Nov/16
Philippines 63.60 Dec/16
Armenia 63.20 Sep/16
El Salvador 62.79 Dec/14
United States 62.70 Dec/16
Ukraine 62.30 Sep/16
South Korea 62.10 Dec/16
Cyprus 61.90 Jun/16
Hungary 61.61 Oct/16
Mongolia 61.60 Sep/16
Brazil 61.30 Nov/16
Austria 61.20 Jun/16
Guatemala 61.10 Dec/15
Hong Kong 60.90 Dec/16
Lithuania 60.60 Jun/16
Germany 60.50 Jun/16
Ireland 60.30 Sep/16
Japan 60.00 Nov/16
Czech Republic 59.80 Jun/16
Chile 59.62 Nov/16
Mexico 59.40 Dec/16
Spain 59.28 Sep/16
South Africa 59.10 Sep/16
Portugal 58.80 Sep/16
Taiwan 58.76 Nov/16
Luxembourg 58.60 Jun/16
Costa Rica 57.70 Sep/16
European Union 57.70 Jun/16
Euro Area 57.00 Jun/16
Slovenia 56.70 Jun/16
Malta 56.60 Sep/16
Macedonia 56.58 Sep/16
Poland 56.10 Mar/16
France 56.00 Sep/16
Saudi Arabia 55.30 Sep/16
Serbia 54.10 Jun/16
Sri Lanka 53.80 Sep/16
Bulgaria 53.60 Sep/16
Romania 52.70 Mar/16
India 52.50 Dec/13
Greece 52.40 Sep/16
Turkey 52.40 Oct/16
Croatia 51.40 Sep/16
Palestine 46.10 Sep/16
Argentina 46.00 Sep/16
Moldova 44.80 Sep/16
Algeria 41.80 Dec/15
Puerto Rico 40.10 Nov/16