The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls declined by 0.1 hours to 34.4 hours in November of 2022, slightly below market estimates of 34.5. In manufacturing, the average workweek for all employees decreased by 0.2 hours to 40.2 hours, and overtime declined by 0.1 hours to 3.1 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hours to 33.9 hours. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.40 Hours from 2006 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 35.00 Hours in January of 2021 and a record low of 33.70 Hours in June of 2009. This page provides - United States Average Weekly Hours - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Weekly Hours - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2022.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States is expected to be 34.50 Hours by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Average Weekly Hours is projected to trend around 34.50 Hours in 2023 and 34.40 Hours in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United States Average Weekly Hours



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-11-04 12:30 PM Oct 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5
2022-12-02 01:30 PM Nov 34.4 34.5 34.5 34.5


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 percent Nov 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 263.00 284.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 221.00 248.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Government Payrolls 42.00 36.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Manufacturing Payrolls 14.00 36.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Unemployed Persons 6011.00 6059.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Employed Persons 158470.00 158608.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Average Hourly Earnings 0.60 0.50 percent Nov 2022
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.50 Hours Nov 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.10 62.20 percent Nov 2022
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.75 0.71 percent Nov 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.20 8.10 percent Nov 2022
Labour Costs 127.62 126.52 points Sep 2022
Productivity 113.14 113.04 points Sep 2022
Job Vacancies 10752.00 10695.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Job Offers 10334.00 10687.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Wages 28.10 27.86 USD/Hour Nov 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 25.58 25.37 USD/Hour Nov 2022
Employment Cost Index 1.20 1.30 percent Sep 2022
Average Hourly Earnings YoY 5.10 4.90 percent Nov 2022
Part Time Employment 26092.00 26394.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Full Time Employment 132320.00 132228.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Employment Rate 59.90 60.00 percent Nov 2022

United States Average Weekly Hours
Average weekly hours are the total weekly hours divided by the employees paid for those hours. Unpaid absenteeism, labor turnover, part-time work, and stoppages cause average weekly hours to be lower than scheduled hours of work for an establishment.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.40 34.50 35.00 33.70 2006 - 2022 Hours Monthly