The average workweek for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour to 34.7 hours in June of 2021, compared to market estimates of 34.9 hours. In manufacturing, the average workweek fell by 0.2 hour to 40.2 hours, and overtime declined by 0.1 hour to 3.2 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls declined by 0.2 hour to 34.1 hours. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Weekly Hours in the United States averaged 34.38 Hours from 2006 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 34.90 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 August of 2021.

Average Weekly Hours in the United States is expected to be 34.70 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 34.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Weekly Hours is projected to trend around 34.40 Hours in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Average Weekly Hours

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.70 34.80 34.90 33.70 2006 - 2021 Hours Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-02 12:30 PM Mar 34.9 34.6 34.7 34.8
2021-05-07 12:30 PM Apr 35 34.9 34.9 34.9
2021-06-04 12:30 PM May 34.9 34.9 35 35
2021-07-02 12:30 PM Jun 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.9
2021-08-06 12:30 PM Jul 34.7 34.7 34.7
2021-09-03 12:30 PM Aug
2021-10-08 12:30 PM Sep
2021-11-05 12:30 PM Oct

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.90 5.80 14.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 850.00 583.00 4846.00 -20679.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 662.00 516.00 4807.00 -19731.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 188.00 67.00 517.00 -948.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 15.00 39.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 400.00 424.00 6149.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 3269.00 3262.00 23128.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 692.00 886.00 4350.00 -19392.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151602.00 151620.00 158735.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 9484.00 9316.00 23109.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.40 4.60 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.70 34.80 34.90 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.47 2.33 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.30 9.90 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 119.07 118.56 119.07 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 112.73 111.26 112.73 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 9478.00 9982.00 9982.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 9209.00 9193.00 9209.00 2232.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 20476.00 24586.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.68 25.58 25.68 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 23.71 23.60 23.71 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 10.10 11.87 14.56 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.90 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.48 328.33 329.48 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 58.00 58.00 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 126201.00 126384.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 95.17 109.87 1352.29 32.08 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 25610.00 25202.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 394.50 386.50 5301.25 179.00 Thousand [+]


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.