US average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 34.4 hours in September. In manufacturing, the average workweek and overtime remained at 40.5 hours and 3.2 hours, respectively. The average workweek of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees held at 33.6 hours. Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.35 Hours from 2006 until 2019, 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.

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 34.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Weekly Hours is projected to trend around 34.40 Hours in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours Jun 34.4 34.4 34.4 34.5
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours Jul 34.3 34.4 34.4 34.4
2019-09-06 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours Aug 34.4 34.3 34.4 34.4
2019-10-04 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours Sep 34.4 34.4 34.4 34.5
2019-11-01 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours Oct 34.4 34.4
2019-12-06 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours Nov


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 136.00 168.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 114.00 122.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 22.00 34.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -2.00 2.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 214.00 210.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1679.00 1689.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 135.00 157.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 158269.00 157878.00 158269.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5769.00 6044.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.00 0.40 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.20 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.71 0.87 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.00 8.60 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.98 111.28 111.98 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.54 106.93 107.54 25.99 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7034.00 7471.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7051.00 7174.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 41557.00 53480.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.65 23.59 23.65 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.25 22.19 22.25 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.34 5.25 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.70 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 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 61.00 60.90 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 131094.00 130789.00 131094.00 64640.00 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27095.00 26974.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]


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. This page provides - United States Average Weekly Hours - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Weekly Hours - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 2006 - 2019 Hours Monthly




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