Living Wage Individual in the United States increased to 1660 USD/Month in 2018 from 1560 USD/Month in 2017. Living Wage Individual in the United States averaged 1542.50 USD/Month from 2015 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1660 USD/Month in 2018 and a record low of 1450 USD/Month in 2015.

Living Wage Individual in the United States is expected to be 1554.64 USD/Month by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Living Wage Individual is projected to trend around 1568.53 USD/Month in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 250.00 118.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 246.00 121.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 4.00 -3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 32.00 18.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 216.00 214.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1676.00 1630.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 227.00 218.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156562.00 155962.00 156562.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6075.00 5964.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.84 0.85 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.30 8.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.66 109.33 109.66 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.67 105.10 105.67 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7070.00 7291.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7009.00 7293.00 7293.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 75644.00 55285.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.89 22.82 22.89 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.60 4.79 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.68 21.62 21.68 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.60 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 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129212.00 128894.00 129212.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27297.00 27055.00 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 Living Wage Individual

WageIndicator Living Wage computations are based on the cost of living for a predefined food basket derived from the FAO database distinguishing 50 food groups with national food consumption patterns in per capita units, for housing and for transportation, with a margin for unexpected expenses. The data about prices of these items is collected through an online survey. United States Living Wage Individual - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 2015 - 2018 USD/Month yearly




Country Last
Argentina 10400.00 Dec/18
Australia 1770.00 Dec/18
Brazil 1390.00 Dec/18
Canada 1930.00 Dec/18
France 1080.00 Dec/18
Germany 1240.00 Dec/17
India 10300.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 1456700.00 Dec/18
Italy 935.00 Dec/18
Mexico 4320.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 1120.00 Dec/18
Russia 14500.00 Dec/18
South Africa 6570.00 Dec/18
Spain 855.00 Dec/18
Turkey 1930.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 895.00 Dec/18
United States 1660.00 Dec/18


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