Employment Rate in the United States increased to 54.60 percent in June from 52.80 percent in May of 2020.

Employment Rate in the United States averaged 59.25 percent from 1948 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 64.70 percent in April of 2000 and a record low of 51.30 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - United States Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Employment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2020.

Employment Rate in the United States is expected to be 56.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Rate in the United States to stand at 60.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Employment Rate is projected to trend around 60.40 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States Employment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
54.60 52.80 64.70 51.30 1948 - 2020 percent Monthly
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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.10 13.30 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 4800.00 2699.00 4800.00 -20787.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 4767.00 3232.00 4767.00 -19835.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 33.00 -533.00 427.00 -963.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 356.00 250.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 1427.00 1482.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 19290.00 19231.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 2369.00 3065.00 3065.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 142182.00 137242.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 17750.00 20985.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings -1.20 -1.00 4.70 -1.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.70 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.50 60.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.87 0.74 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.70 25.20 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 24.74 24.97 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.54 22.71 22.77 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 54.60 52.80 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 118941.00 116523.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 1503.75 1621.25 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 23179.00 20741.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]


United States Employment Rate
In United States, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population.