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

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States edged down to 62.9 percent from an 11-month high of 63 percent reported in March. 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)
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 63% 62.9% 62.9%
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 63% 63% 63%
2017-05-05 12:30 PM Apr 62.9% 63% 63%
2017-06-02 12:30 PM May 62.9% 62.9%
2017-07-07 12:30 PM Jun 62.89%
2017-08-04 12:30 PM Jul 62.88%




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 211.00 79.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 194.00 77.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 17.00 2.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 6.00 13.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 234.00 233.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1923.00 1899.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 177.00 255.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153156.00 153000.00 153156.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7056.00 7202.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.01 1.05 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.40 9.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.90 111.10 111.90 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.30 107.50 107.50 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5684.00 5592.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5743.00 5682.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 36602.00 43310.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.96 21.90 21.96 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.53 5.51 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.76 20.69 20.76 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 3.50 3.60 32.00 -48.40 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 27233.00 27603.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125987.00 125507.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.20 60.10 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 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.90 63.00 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2017 percent Monthly
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labor force participation rate by Country

Last
United Kingdom 78.50 Feb/17
France 71.40 Mar/17
Switzerland 69.50 Dec/16
Russia 68.90 Mar/17
Indonesia 68.06 Dec/16
Canada 65.60 Apr/17
Italy 65.50 Dec/16
Australia 64.80 Apr/17
Netherlands 64.00 Dec/16
South Korea 63.50 Apr/17
United States 62.90 Apr/17
Brazil 61.60 Mar/17
Germany 61.30 Dec/16
Japan 59.60 Mar/17
Mexico 59.35 Mar/17
Spain 58.78 Mar/17
Euro Area 57.10 Dec/16
Turkey 52.70 Feb/17
India 52.50 Dec/13