Employment Rate in the United States decreased to 51.30 percent in April from 60 percent in March of 2020.

Employment Rate in the United States averaged 59.26 percent from 1948 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 64.70 percent in April of 2000 and a record low of 51.30 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - United States Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Employment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2020.

Employment Rate in the United States is expected to be 61.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Rate in the United States to stand at 60.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Employment Rate is projected to trend around 60.40 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States Employment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.30 60.00 64.70 51.30 1948 - 2020 percent Monthly
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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 2123.00 2446.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 21052.00 24912.00 24912.00 988.00 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 2608.00 3044.00 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 Employment Rate
In United States, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population.