Average Weekly Hours in the United States increased to 34.70 Hours in May from 34.20 Hours in April of 2020.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.35 Hours from 2006 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 34.70 Hours in May of 2020 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 July of 2020.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States is expected to be 34.40 Hours by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Average Weekly Hours in the United States to stand at 34.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Weekly Hours is projected to trend around 34.40 Hours in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States Average Weekly Hours

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.70 34.20 34.70 33.70 2006 - 2020 Hours Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-06 01:30 PM Feb 34.4 34.3 34.3 34.4
2020-04-03 12:30 PM Mar 34.2 34.4 34.1 34
2020-05-08 12:30 PM Apr 34.2 34.1 33.7 33.9
2020-06-05 12:30 PM May 34.7 34.2 34.3 34.2
2020-07-02 12:30 PM Jun 34.7 34.5 34.4
2020-08-07 12:30 PM Jul
2020-09-04 12:30 PM Aug
2020-10-02 12:30 PM Sep 34.2

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.30 14.70 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 2509.00 -20687.00 2509.00 -20687.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 3094.00 -19724.00 3094.00 -19724.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -585.00 -963.00 427.00 -963.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 225.00 -1324.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 1480.00 1540.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 19522.00 20289.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change -2760.00 -19557.00 314.00 -19557.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 137242.00 133403.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 20985.00 23078.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings -1.00 4.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.70 34.20 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.80 60.20 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.74 0.60 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 25.20 27.40 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 113.42 112.01 113.42 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 108.03 108.28 108.28 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 5347.00 6060.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5046.00 6011.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 170219.00 397016.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.00 25.14 25.14 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.70 22.82 22.82 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth -5.66 -8.34 13.78 -8.34 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.70 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 52.80 51.30 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 116523.00 114322.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 1620.75 1781.50 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 20741.00 19106.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]


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.