The US average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.1 hour to 34.2 hours in April of 2020. In manufacturing, the workweek declined by 2.1 hours to 38.3 hours, and overtime declined by 0.9 hour to 2.1 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.1 hour to 33.5 hours.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.35 Hours from 2006 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 34.60 Hours in August of 2014 and a record low of 33.70 Hours in June of 2009. This page provides - United States Average Weekly Hours - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Weekly Hours - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States is expected to be 33.60 Hours by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Average Weekly Hours in the United States to stand at 34.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Weekly Hours is projected to trend around 34.40 Hours in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States Average Weekly Hours

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.20 34.10 34.60 33.70 2006 - 2020 Hours Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-07 01:30 PM Jan 34.3 34.3 34.3 34.4
2020-03-06 01:30 PM Feb 34.4 34.3 34.3 34.4
2020-04-03 12:30 PM Mar 34.2 34.4 34.1 34
2020-05-08 12:30 PM Apr 34.2 34.1 33.7 33.9
2020-06-05 12:30 PM May 34.2 34
2020-07-02 12:30 PM Jun 33.6
2020-08-07 12:30 PM Jul
2020-09-04 12:30 PM Aug

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 14.70 4.40 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -20500.00 -870.00 1118.00 -20500.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private -19520.00 -842.00 1092.00 -19520.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -980.00 -28.00 427.00 -980.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -1330.00 -34.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 2438.00 2687.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 25073.00 22548.00 25073.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change -20236.00 -149.00 314.00 -20236.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 133403.00 155772.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 23078.00 7140.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 4.70 0.50 4.70 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.20 34.10 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.20 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.60 0.71 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 27.40 10.30 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.96 111.65 112.96 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 107.60 108.28 108.28 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6060.00 6597.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6191.00 7004.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 671129.00 222288.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.12 24.08 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.80 22.56 22.80 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth -0.78 3.26 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.70 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.13 327.17 329.13 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 Rate 51.30 60.00 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 114322.00 129298.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 3042.00 3543.00 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 19106.00 26553.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Average Weekly Hours
Average weekly hours are the total weekly hours divided by the employees paid for those hours. Unpaid absenteeism, labor turnover, part-time work, and stoppages cause average weekly hours to be lower than scheduled hours of work for an establishment.