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

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States increased to 63 percent in February from 62.90 percent in January of 2017. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States averaged 63 percent from 1950 until 2017, 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)
2017-01-06 01:30 PM Dec 62.7% 62.6% 62.72%
2017-02-03 01:30 PM Jan 62.9% 62.7% 62.70%
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 63% 62.9% 62.9%
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 63% 63%
2017-05-05 12:30 PM Apr 63%
2017-06-02 12:30 PM May 62.97%




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 235.00 238.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 227.00 221.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 8.00 17.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 28.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 258.00 261.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2052.00 1987.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 298.00 261.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152528.00 152081.00 152528.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7528.00 7635.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.00 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.13 1.16 2.80 1.13 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.90 10.10 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 5582.00 5040.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5626.00 5539.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 36957.00 45934.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.86 21.82 21.86 2.50 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 [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.65 20.66 20.67 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.30 1.30 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 [+]
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 27554.00 27405.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125031.00 124705.00 125031.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.00 59.90 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]



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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
63.00 62.90 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2017 percent Monthly
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Slovakia 90.90 Dec/16
Tanzania 86.70 Dec/14
Iceland 82.70 Jan/17
North Korea 79.50 Dec/15
United Kingdom 78.40 Dec/16
Macau 70.90 Feb/17
New Zealand 70.50 Dec/16
Denmark 69.80 Dec/16
Norway 69.80 Dec/16
Estonia 69.60 Dec/16
Switzerland 69.50 Dec/16
Russia 68.50 Feb/17
Indonesia 68.06 Dec/16
Latvia 68.00 Dec/16
Singapore 68.00 Dec/16
Georgia 67.80 Dec/15
Malaysia 67.70 Jan/17
Belgium 67.50 Sep/16
Ecuador 67.30 Dec/16
Canada 65.80 Feb/17
Albania 65.70 Dec/16
Italy 65.47 Dec/16
Dominican Republic 65.40 Sep/16
Barbados 65.30 Mar/16
Australia 64.60 Feb/17
Colombia 64.60 Dec/16
Sweden 64.40 Dec/16
Finland 64.10 Feb/17
Israel 64.10 Feb/17
Netherlands 64.10 Sep/16
Armenia 63.20 Sep/16
United States 63.00 Feb/17
El Salvador 62.79 Dec/14
Cyprus 62.70 Sep/16
South Korea 62.20 Feb/17
Austria 62.10 Sep/16
Ukraine 61.70 Dec/16
Brazil 61.40 Jan/17
Hungary 61.34 Dec/16
Germany 61.20 Sep/16
Hong Kong 61.20 Feb/17
Guatemala 61.10 Dec/15
Philippines 60.70 Mar/17
Lithuania 60.50 Sep/16
Mongolia 60.40 Dec/16
Ireland 60.20 Dec/16
Czech Republic 60.10 Sep/16
Costa Rica 60.00 Dec/16
Japan 60.00 Jan/17
Chile 59.65 Jan/17
Mexico 59.36 Feb/17
South Africa 59.20 Dec/16
Luxembourg 59.10 Sep/16
Spain 58.95 Dec/16
Taiwan 58.81 Feb/17
Portugal 58.60 Dec/16
European Union 57.90 Sep/16
Euro Area 57.20 Sep/16
Slovenia 56.70 Sep/16
Macedonia 56.59 Dec/16
Poland 56.30 Dec/16
France 55.90 Dec/16
Malta 55.70 Sep/16
Saudi Arabia 55.30 Sep/16
Romania 54.80 Sep/16
Sri Lanka 53.80 Sep/16
Bulgaria 52.70 Dec/16
India 52.50 Dec/13
Turkey 52.40 Dec/16
Serbia 52.30 Dec/16
Greece 51.88 Dec/16
Croatia 51.30 Dec/16
Argentina 45.30 Dec/16
Palestine 45.20 Dec/16
Algeria 41.80 Dec/16
Puerto Rico 41.40 Feb/17
Moldova 40.00 Dec/16