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

Labour Costs in the United States increased to 107 Index Points in the first quarter of 2015 from 104.91 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2014. Labour Costs in the United States averaged 57.87 Index Points from 1950 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 107 Index Points in the first 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.

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United States Labour Costs
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
107.00 104.91 107.00 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 Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-05 01:30 PM Q4 4.1% -2.3% 3.3% 2.7%
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 6.7%
2015-09-02 01:30 PM Q2 6.7%
2015-11-05 01:30 PM Q3

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 223.00 254.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 0.00 4.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 223.00 262.00 1089.00 -819.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 7.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 255.00 281.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2207.00 2216.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 237.00 203.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148739.00 148795.00 148795.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8299.00 8674.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5430.00 5851.00 5851.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.35 1.59 2.80 1.35 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.10 12.20 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.57 106.41 106.98 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.00 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 44842.00 41034.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.49 10.53 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.84 19.80 19.84 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 107.00 104.91 107.00 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 [+]
Job Offers 5363.00 5334.00 5363.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 0.80 0.90 28.40 -43.10 [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.04 4.62 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 130.48 Jun/15 129.12 181.87 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 106.01 Mar/15 106.15 106.15 38.97 Index Points [+]
Germany 108.64 Mar/15 108.22 109.89 82.87 Index Points [+]
Italy 111.97 Mar/15 112.05 124.40 44.50 Index Points [+]
Mexico 85.00 May/15 86.70 127.10 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 183.20 Dec/14 171.70 183.20 79.50 Index Points [+]
United Kingdom 103.80 Mar/15 104.80 104.80 6.00 Index Points [+]
United States 107.00 Mar/15 104.91 107.00 17.12 Index Points [+]