Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States decreased to 62.80 percent in April from 63 percent in March of 2019. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States averaged 62.99 percent from 1950 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 63.00 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 62.80 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-01 01:30 PM Participation Rate 63.2% 63.1% 63%
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Participation Rate 63.2% 63.2% 63.2%
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Participation Rate 63% 63.2% 62.9% 63.1%
2019-05-03 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.8% 63% 62.9% 63%
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Participation Rate 62.8% 62.9%
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Participation Rate 63%
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Participation Rate


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 263.00 189.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 236.00 179.00 1092.00 -811.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 27.00 10.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 0.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 212.00 228.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1660.00 1688.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 275.00 151.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156645.00 156748.00 156949.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5824.00 6211.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.80 0.78 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.30 8.80 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.69 109.94 109.94 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.99 106.06 106.99 26.02 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7343.00 6708.00 7484.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7488.00 7142.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 40023.00 60587.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.31 23.24 23.31 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.19 4.22 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.04 21.96 22.04 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.70 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 60.60 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129778.00 129969.00 130159.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26915.00 26938.00 28134.00 10086.00 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 [+]
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 [+]


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. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.80 63.00 67.30 58.10 1950 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.20 Feb/19
France 72.30 Mar/19
Netherlands 71.00 Apr/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.50 Sep/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Canada 65.90 Apr/19
Australia 65.80 Apr/19
Italy 65.70 Mar/19
South Korea 63.60 Apr/19
United States 62.80 Apr/19
Russia 62.10 Feb/19
Japan 61.90 Mar/19
Brazil 61.60 Feb/19
Germany 61.50 Sep/18
Mexico 60.00 Mar/19
South Africa 58.80 Mar/19
Spain 58.35 Mar/19
Euro Area 57.30 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 55.90 Dec/18
Turkey 53.20 Feb/19
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.50 Dec/18


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