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

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States decreased to 62.70 percent in November from 62.80 percent in October 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)
2016-10-07 12:30 PM Sep 62.9% 62.8% 62.8%
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 2016 62.7% 62.72%
2017-02-03 01:30 PM JAN 2017 62.70%
2017-03-03 01:30 PM FEB 2017 62.71%




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 178.00 142.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 22.00 7.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 156.00 135.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -4.00 -5.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 268.00 251.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2081.00 2043.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 216.00 119.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152085.00 151925.00 152085.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7400.00 7787.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings -0.10 0.40 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.16 1.24 2.80 1.16 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.30 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 5445.00 5562.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5534.00 5631.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 26936.00 30740.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.72 21.68 21.72 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.60 20.59 20.60 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.32 4.63 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 1.50 1.40 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 27727.00 27637.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124193.00 124296.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.80 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.70 62.80 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2016 percent Monthly
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Iceland 83.20 Oct/16
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United Kingdom 78.30 Aug/16
Macau 72.90 Sep/16
Estonia 71.90 Sep/16
Norway 71.20 Sep/16
Denmark 70.20 Sep/16
New Zealand 70.10 Sep/16
Switzerland 69.60 Mar/16
Russia 69.50 Oct/16
Ecuador 69.20 Sep/16
Latvia 68.40 Sep/16
Singapore 68.30 Dec/15
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Malaysia 67.60 Sep/16
Belgium 67.40 Jun/16
Albania 65.80 Jun/16
Canada 65.60 Nov/16
Barbados 65.30 Mar/16
Italy 65.30 Jun/16
Dominican Republic 65.00 Mar/16
Finland 64.80 Oct/16
Australia 64.40 Oct/16
Sweden 64.30 Mar/16
Colombia 64.20 Sep/16
Israel 64.10 Oct/16
Netherlands 64.00 Mar/16
Philippines 63.30 Sep/16
South Korea 63.20 Oct/16
El Salvador 62.79 Dec/14
United States 62.70 Nov/16
Ukraine 62.40 Jun/16
Cyprus 61.90 Jun/16
Mongolia 61.60 Sep/16
Hungary 61.50 Aug/16
Austria 61.20 Jun/16
Brazil 61.20 Oct/16
Guatemala 61.10 Dec/15
Armenia 61.00 Jun/16
Hong Kong 61.00 Oct/16
Lithuania 60.60 Jun/16
Germany 60.50 Jun/16
Japan 60.40 Oct/16
Ireland 60.30 Sep/16
Czech Republic 59.80 Jun/16
Mexico 59.50 Oct/16
Chile 59.43 Sep/16
Spain 59.28 Sep/16
South Africa 59.10 Sep/16
Portugal 58.80 Sep/16
Taiwan 58.76 Oct/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
Macedonia 56.49 Jun/16
Poland 56.10 Mar/16
France 56.00 Sep/16
Saudi Arabia 55.30 Sep/16
Malta 55.10 Jun/16
Serbia 54.10 Jun/16
Bulgaria 53.60 Sep/16
Sri Lanka 53.30 Jun/16
Romania 52.70 Mar/16
India 52.50 Dec/13
Greece 52.20 Jun/16
Turkey 51.90 Aug/16
Croatia 51.70 Jun/16
Palestine 46.10 Sep/16
Argentina 46.00 Jun/16
Moldova 44.80 Sep/16
Algeria 41.80 Dec/15
Puerto Rico 39.80 Oct/16