The US average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged for the third month at 34.3 hours in January 2020. In manufacturing, the average workweek remained at 40.4 hours, while overtime edged down 0.1 hour to 3.1 hours. The average workweek of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees edged up by 0.1 hour to 33.6 hours. United States Average Weekly Hours - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.35 Hours from 2006 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 34.60 Hours in August of 2014 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.

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
34.30 34.30 34.60 33.70 2006 - 2020 Hours Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-01 12:30 PM Oct 34.4 34.4 34.4 34.4
2019-12-06 01:30 PM Nov 34.4 34.4 34.4 34.4
2020-01-10 01:30 PM Dec 34.3 34.3 34.4 34.4
2020-02-07 01:30 PM Jan 34.3 34.3 34.3 34.4
2020-03-06 01:30 PM Feb 34.3 34.3 34.4
2020-04-03 12:30 PM Mar 34.5
2020-05-08 12:30 PM Apr
2020-06-05 12:30 PM May


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.