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

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States increased to 62.70 percent in June from 62.60 percent in May 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
62.70 62.60 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-06 12:30 PM Apr 62.8% 63% 63%
2016-06-03 12:30 PM May 62.6% 62.8% 62.8%
2016-07-08 12:30 PM Jun 62.7% 62.6% 62.6%
2016-08-05 12:30 PM Jul 62.7% 62.63%
2016-09-02 12:30 PM Aug 62.65%
2016-10-07 12:30 PM Sep 62.71%

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 287.00 11.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 265.00 -6.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 22.00 17.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 14.00 -16.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 253.00 254.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2128.00 2153.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 172.00 168.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151097.00 151030.00 151320.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7783.00 7436.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.25 1.19 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.70 10.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.86 106.13 106.59 27.57 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.67 108.59 109.67 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5499.00 6077.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5500.00 5845.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 38536.00 30157.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.51 21.49 21.51 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.60 5.20 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.37 20.41 20.41 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -1.90 -3.60 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27445.00 27936.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 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 [+]
Full Time Employment 123586.00 123135.00 123586.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.60 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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Slovakia 89.30 Mar/16
Tanzania 86.70 Dec/14
Iceland 84.20 Apr/16
North Korea 79.50 Dec/15
United Kingdom 78.40 Apr/16
Norway 70.80 Mar/16
Denmark 70.10 May/16
Russia 69.70 Jun/16
Switzerland 69.30 Dec/15
Latvia 68.70 Dec/15
New Zealand 68.70 Mar/16
Ecuador 68.60 Mar/16
Singapore 68.30 Dec/15
Georgia 67.80 Dec/15
Belgium 67.70 Dec/16
Malaysia 67.70 Apr/16
Finland 66.90 May/16
Indonesia 65.76 Dec/15
Canada 65.50 Jun/16
Dominican Republic 65.40 Sep/15
Australia 64.90 Jun/16
Colombia 64.60 Apr/16
Barbados 64.40 Jun/15
Israel 64.30 May/16
Italy 64.20 Mar/16
Netherlands 64.20 Dec/15
Sweden 64.20 Dec/15
Philippines 63.60 Jun/16
South Korea 63.50 Jun/16
El Salvador 62.79 Dec/14
United States 62.70 Jun/16
Cyprus 61.90 Dec/15
Ukraine 61.70 Mar/16
Brazil 61.60 May/16
Mongolia 61.50 Mar/16
Hong Kong 61.20 Jun/16
Estonia 61.00 Mar/16
Austria 60.90 Dec/15
Hungary 60.80 Apr/16
Germany 60.60 Dec/15
Guatemala 60.20 Jun/14
Japan 60.10 May/16
Mexico 60.09 May/16
Ireland 60.00 Mar/16
Chile 59.60 May/16
Czech Republic 59.50 Dec/15
Lithuania 59.40 Dec/15
Luxembourg 59.30 Dec/15
Spain 59.29 Mar/16
Taiwan 58.75 Jun/16
South Africa 58.70 Mar/16
Costa Rica 58.60 Mar/16
Portugal 58.10 Mar/16
Armenia 58.00 Mar/16
European Union 57.60 Dec/15
Euro Area 56.90 Dec/15
Albania 56.80 Dec/15
Slovenia 56.80 Dec/15
Poland 56.50 Dec/15
Macedonia 56.35 Mar/16
France 56.10 Mar/16
Malta 54.50 Dec/15
Romania 54.20 Dec/15
Sri Lanka 54.10 Mar/16
Saudi Arabia 54.00 Dec/15
Bulgaria 53.10 Mar/16
India 52.50 Dec/13
Greece 52.04 Mar/16
Turkey 51.90 Apr/16
Croatia 51.10 Mar/16
Palestine 45.80 Mar/16
Argentina 44.80 Sep/15
Algeria 41.80 Dec/15
Puerto Rico 40.50 Apr/16
Moldova 40.10 Mar/16