Average weekly hours for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 34.4 hours in May 2019. In manufacturing, both the average workweek and overtime hours were unchanged (40.6 hours and 3.4 hours, respectively). The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls edged down by 0.1 hour to 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 34.50 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 34.50 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
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.4 34.5 34.5 34.5
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.5 34.4 34.5 34.5
2019-05-03 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.4 34.5 34.5 34.4
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.4 34.4 34.5 34.4
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours 34.4 34.5
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours
2019-09-06 12:30 PM Average Weekly Hours


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 75.00 224.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 90.00 205.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -15.00 19.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 3.00 5.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 222.00 219.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1695.00 1693.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 27.00 271.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156758.00 156645.00 156949.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5888.00 5824.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.80 0.76 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.30 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.71 109.16 109.61 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.96 106.06 106.96 26.02 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7858.00 7343.00 7858.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7449.00 7474.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 58577.00 40023.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.38 23.31 23.38 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.19 4.22 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.04 22.02 22.04 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.70 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 60.60 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129695.00 129778.00 130159.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26981.00 26915.00 28134.00 10086.00 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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 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 June 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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United Kingdom 32.20 Mar/19
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