United States Labour Costs 1950-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Labour Costs in the United States increased to 107.26 Index Points in the second quarter of 2015 from 107.13 Index Points in the first quarter of 2015. Labour Costs in the United States averaged 58.09 Index Points from 1950 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 107.26 Index Points in the second quarter of 2015 and a record low of 17.12 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950. Labour Costs in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

United States Labour Costs
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
107.26 107.13 107.26 17.12 1950 - 2015 Index Points Quarterly
Seasonally Adjusted
Labour Costs refers to the relationship between compensation per hour and labor productivity, or real output per hour, and can be used as an indicator of inflationary pressure on producers. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Labour Costs - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Content for - United States Labour Costs - was last refreshed on Saturday, August 29, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-06 01:30 PM Q1 5.0% 4.2%(R) 4.3%
2015-06-04 01:30 PM Q1 6.7% 4.2% 5.9% 5.0%
2015-08-11 01:30 PM Q2 0.5% 2.3%(R) 0.1% 0.2%
2015-09-02 01:30 PM Q2 2.3% -0.2% 0.5%
2015-11-05 01:30 PM Q3
2015-12-02 01:30 PM Q3

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 215.00 223.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5.00 4.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 210.00 227.00 1089.00 -819.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 15.00 2.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 271.00 277.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2269.00 2254.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 185.00 229.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148840.00 148739.00 148840.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8266.00 8299.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5250.00 5430.00 5851.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.39 1.35 2.80 1.35 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.70 12.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.37 105.02 105.90 27.56 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.00 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 105696.00 44842.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.50 10.49 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.93 19.84 19.93 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 107.26 107.13 107.26 17.12 Index Points [+]
Population 318.86 316.50 318.86 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 [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.20 0.70 1.60 0.20 Percent [+]
Job Offers 5249.00 5357.00 5357.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.10 1.40 28.40 -43.10 [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.24 4.27 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Labour Costs Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 100.90 Mar/15 102.20 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Brazil 114.34 Jul/15 130.48 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Canada 115.08 Mar/15 113.70 115.08 49.37 Index Points [+]
China 104.50 Jun/15 105.70 110.40 104.50 Index Points [+]
Euro Area 105.82 Mar/15 105.37 105.82 79.03 Index Points [+]
France 106.22 Jun/15 106.01 106.22 38.97 Index Points [+]
Germany 109.14 Jun/15 108.64 109.89 82.87 Index Points [+]
Italy 111.97 Mar/15 112.05 124.40 44.50 Index Points [+]
Mexico 82.90 Jun/15 85.00 127.10 79.30 Index Points [+]
Netherlands 100.84 Mar/15 105.83 118.81 66.63 Index Points [+]
South Korea 131.40 Mar/15 118.80 131.40 91.30 Index Points [+]
Spain 108.50 Dec/14 100.70 110.40 69.70 Index Points [+]
Turkey 166.22 Mar/15 158.99 166.22 71.88 Index Points [+]
United Kingdom 103.80 Mar/15 104.80 104.80 6.00 Index Points [+]
United States 107.26 Jun/15 107.13 107.26 17.12 Index Points [+]