Employment Rate in the United States increased to 57.50 percent in January from 57.40 percent in December of 2020. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment Rate in the United States averaged 59.23 percent from 1948 until 2021, 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 February of 2021.

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 60.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Employment Rate is projected to trend around 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
57.50 57.40 64.70 51.30 1948 - 2021 percent Monthly
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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.70 14.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 49.00 -227.00 4846.00 -20679.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 6.00 -204.00 4807.00 -19731.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 43.00 -23.00 517.00 -948.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -10.00 31.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 779.00 812.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 4592.00 4785.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 174.00 -78.00 4485.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 150031.00 149830.00 158735.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 10130.00 10736.00 23109.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 1.00 4.60 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 35.00 34.70 35.00 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.40 61.50 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.51 2.46 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.20 12.50 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 117.56 115.63 117.74 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 111.09 112.48 112.48 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6301.00 7097.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6527.00 6632.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 79552.00 77030.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.18 25.15 25.18 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 23.23 23.29 23.29 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.31 2.08 13.78 -6.64 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.48 328.33 329.48 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 57.50 57.40 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 124990.00 124689.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 348.91 403.59 1352.18 31.95 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 24627.00 24917.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 848.25 849.50 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.