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. Content for - United States Labour Costs - was last refreshed on Friday, July 3, 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 281.00 271.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2264.00 2247.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 237.00 203.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148795.00 148523.00 148795.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8674.00 8549.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5851.00 5048.00 5851.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.59 1.61 2.80 1.59 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.20 11.60 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 10.53 10.54 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.80 19.81 19.81 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 5376.00 5109.00 5376.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.55 4.10 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 129.12 May/15 125.30 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Canada 115.08 Mar/15 113.70 115.08 49.37 Index Points [+]
China 105.70 Mar/15 105.90 110.40 105.70 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 86.70 Apr/15 82.80 127.10 79.30 Index Points [+]
Netherlands 100.84 Mar/15 105.83 118.81 66.63 Index Points [+]
South Korea 118.80 Dec/14 122.00 128.30 86.30 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 [+]