Employment Rate in the United States increased to 57.40 percent in October from 56.60 percent in September of 2020. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment Rate in the United States averaged 59.23 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 November of 2020.

Employment Rate in the United States is expected to be 58.80 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 60.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Employment Rate is projected to trend around 60.80 percent in 2021 and 61.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Employment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.40 56.60 64.70 51.30 1948 - 2020 percent Monthly
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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.90 7.90 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 638.00 672.00 4781.00 -20787.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 906.00 892.00 4729.00 -19835.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -268.00 -220.00 465.00 -952.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 38.00 60.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 742.00 711.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 6372.00 6801.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 365.00 753.00 4485.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 149806.00 147563.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 11061.00 12580.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.00 4.70 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.80 34.80 34.80 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.70 61.40 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.21 1.50 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.70 13.50 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 114.04 116.73 116.73 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 112.41 111.08 112.41 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6608.00 6645.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6436.00 6352.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 80666.00 118804.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 24.82 24.77 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.95 23.03 23.03 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 0.53 -0.20 13.78 -7.00 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.50 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 57.40 56.60 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 123593.00 122423.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 320.24 296.37 1352.18 31.95 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26163.00 25161.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 742.00 755.75 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]


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.