Average Weekly Hours in the United States increased to 34.70 Hours in January from 34.40 Hours in December of 2022. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.40 Hours from 2006 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 35.00 Hours in January of 2021 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. United States Average Weekly Hours - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2023.

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.

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United States Average Weekly Hours



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2023-01-06 01:30 PM Dec 34.3 34.4 34.4 34.5
2023-02-03 01:30 PM Jan 34.7 34.4 34.3 34.4
2023-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 34.7 34.6


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.50 percent Jan 2023
Non Farm Payrolls 517.00 260.00 Thousand Jan 2023
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 443.00 269.00 Thousand Jan 2023
Government Payrolls 74.00 -9.00 Thousand Jan 2023
Manufacturing Payrolls 19.00 12.00 Thousand Jan 2023
Unemployed Persons 5694.00 5722.00 Thousand Jan 2023
Employed Persons 160138.00 159244.00 Thousand Jan 2023
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.40 percent Jan 2023
Average Weekly Hours 34.70 34.40 Hours Jan 2023
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.40 62.30 percent Jan 2023
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.67 0.65 percent Jan 2023
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.00 8.20 percent Jan 2023
Labour Costs 126.80 126.50 points Dec 2022
Productivity 114.28 113.42 points Dec 2022
Job Vacancies 9957.00 9756.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Job Offers 11012.00 10440.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Wages 28.26 28.19 USD/Hour Jan 2023
Wages in Manufacturing 25.93 25.65 USD/Hour Jan 2023
Employment Cost Index 1.00 1.20 percent Dec 2022
Average Hourly Earnings YoY 4.40 4.80 percent Jan 2023
Part Time Employment 27400.00 26794.00 Thousand Jan 2023
Full Time Employment 132577.00 132299.00 Thousand Jan 2023
Employment Rate 60.20 60.10 percent Jan 2023

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.70 34.40 35.00 33.70 2006 - 2023 Hours Monthly