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

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States remained unchanged at 62.80 percent in August from 62.80 percent in July 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 62.80 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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% 62.8% 62.78%
2016-10-07 12:30 PM Sep 62.8% 62.8%
2016-11-04 01:30 PM Oct 62.87%
2016-12-02 01:30 PM Nov 62.84%

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 151.00 275.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 25.00 50.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 126.00 225.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -14.00 6.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 254.00 251.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2062.00 2108.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 177.00 194.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151614.00 151517.00 151614.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7849.00 7770.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.26 1.27 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.20 10.80 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.00 106.20 107.00 27.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.10 108.90 110.10 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6090.00 5607.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5871.00 5643.00 5871.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32188.00 45346.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.64 21.60 21.64 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.47 20.46 20.47 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.06 3.89 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 -0.70 1.00 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 27207.00 27595.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124301.00 123892.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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Slovakia 90.40 Jun/16
Tanzania 86.70 Dec/14
Iceland 83.00 Jul/16
North Korea 79.50 Dec/15
United Kingdom 78.50 Jun/16
Macau 72.70 Aug/16
Norway 70.80 Jun/16
Russia 70.30 Aug/16
Denmark 70.00 Jul/16
New Zealand 69.70 Jun/16
Switzerland 69.60 Mar/16
Latvia 68.30 Jun/16
Singapore 68.30 Dec/15
Indonesia 68.06 Dec/16
Georgia 67.80 Dec/15
Malaysia 67.80 Jul/16
Ecuador 67.77 Jun/16
Belgium 67.20 Mar/16
Albania 65.80 Jun/16
Canada 65.50 Aug/16
Finland 65.50 Aug/16
Italy 65.33 Jun/16
Barbados 65.30 Mar/16
Dominican Republic 65.00 Mar/16
Australia 64.70 Aug/16
Sweden 64.30 Mar/16
Israel 64.10 Aug/16
Netherlands 64.00 Mar/16
Colombia 63.60 Jul/16
Philippines 63.30 Sep/16
South Korea 63.30 Aug/16
United States 62.80 Aug/16
El Salvador 62.79 Dec/14
Ukraine 62.40 Jun/16
Brazil 61.50 Jul/16
Hungary 61.44 Jul/16
Hong Kong 61.30 Aug/16
Guatemala 61.10 Dec/15
Estonia 61.00 Mar/16
Germany 60.70 Mar/16
Lithuania 60.60 Jun/16
Austria 60.50 Mar/16
Cyprus 60.30 Mar/16
Ireland 60.30 Jun/16
Japan 60.30 Jul/16
Mexico 60.20 Aug/16
Mongolia 60.20 Jun/16
Czech Republic 59.60 Mar/16
Chile 59.50 Jul/16
Spain 59.41 Jun/16
Taiwan 58.74 Aug/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
Costa Rica 57.20 Jun/16
Euro Area 56.80 Mar/16
Slovenia 56.80 Dec/15
Macedonia 56.49 Jun/16
Poland 56.10 Mar/16
France 56.00 Jun/16
Saudi Arabia 54.90 Jun/16
Malta 54.30 Mar/16
Serbia 54.10 Jun/16
Sri Lanka 54.10 Mar/16
Bulgaria 53.80 Jun/16
Romania 52.70 Mar/16
India 52.50 Dec/13
Greece 52.20 Jun/16
Turkey 51.90 Jun/16
Croatia 51.70 Jun/16
Argentina 46.00 Jun/16
Moldova 45.70 Jun/16
Palestine 45.70 Jun/16
Algeria 41.80 Dec/15
Puerto Rico 39.90 Aug/16