Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States remained unchanged at 63.20 percent in December from 63.20 percent in November of 2019. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States averaged 62.88 percent from 1948 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 67.30 percent in January of 2000 and a record low of 58.10 percent in December of 1954.

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States is expected to be 62.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States to stand at 62.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 62.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
63.20 63.20 67.30 58.10 1948 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-04 12:30 PM Participation Rate Sep 63.2% 63.2% 63%
2019-11-01 12:30 PM Participation Rate Oct 63.3% 63.2% 63.2% 63%
2019-12-06 01:30 PM Participation Rate Nov 63.2% 63.3% 63.3% 63.4%
2020-01-10 01:30 PM Participation Rate Dec 63.2% 63.2% 63.2% 63.3%
2020-02-07 01:30 PM Participation Rate Jan 63.3%


United States Labor Force Participation Rate
The civilian labor force participation rate is the number of employed and unemployed but looking for a job as a percentage of the population aged 16 years and over.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 145.00 256.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 139.00 243.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 6.00 13.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -12.00 58.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 204.00 214.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1767.00 1804.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 202.00 124.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 158803.00 158536.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5753.00 5811.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.20 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.72 0.74 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.00 19.50 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.00 111.30 112.00 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 107.53 107.59 107.59 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 7626.00 7095.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6800.00 7361.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32843.00 44569.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.79 23.77 23.79 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.34 5.03 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.57 22.41 22.57 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.60 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 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 61.00 61.00 64.70 54.90 percent [+]
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 [+]
Part Time Employment 26992.00 26992.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 131755.00 131562.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]