The US average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 0.1 hour to 34.7 hours in September of 2020. In manufacturing, the workweek rose by 0.2 hour to 40.2 hours, and overtime decreased by 0.1 hour to 2.9 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 0.1 hour to 34.1 hours.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.36 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 October of 2020.

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. 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 34.60 34.70 33.70 2006 - 2020 Hours Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-02 12:30 PM Jun 34.5 34.7 34.5 34.4
2020-08-07 12:30 PM Jul 34.5 34.6 34.4 34.4
2020-09-04 12:30 PM Aug 34.6 34.5 34.5 34.4
2020-10-02 12:30 PM Sep 34.7 34.6 34.6 34.6
2020-11-06 01:30 PM Oct 34.7 34.6 34.6
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Nov

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.90 8.40 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 661.00 1489.00 4781.00 -20787.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 877.00 1022.00 4729.00 -19835.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -216.00 467.00 467.00 -952.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 66.00 36.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 787.00 842.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 8373.00 9397.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 749.00 481.00 4485.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 147563.00 147288.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 12580.00 13550.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 4.70 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.70 34.60 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.40 61.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.94 0.87 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.70 18.60 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 116.86 114.37 116.86 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 110.95 108.31 110.95 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6645.00 7036.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6493.00 6697.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 118804.00 115762.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 24.79 24.78 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.95 22.73 22.95 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth -0.45 -1.27 13.78 -7.00 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.80 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 56.60 56.50 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 122423.00 122369.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 25161.00 24973.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 811.25 832.75 5790.25 179.00 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.