Employment Rate in the United States increased to 58 percent in May from 57.90 percent in April of 2021. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment Rate in the United States averaged 59.22 percent from 1948 until 2021, 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 June of 2021.

Employment Rate in the United States is expected to be 58.90 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 61.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Employment Rate is projected to trend around 61.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Employment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
58.00 57.90 64.70 51.30 1948 - 2021 percent Monthly
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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 6.10 14.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 559.00 278.00 4846.00 -20679.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 492.00 219.00 4807.00 -19731.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 67.00 59.00 517.00 -948.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 23.00 -32.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 412.00 375.00 6149.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 3518.00 3517.00 23128.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 978.00 654.00 4350.00 -19392.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151620.00 151176.00 158735.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 9316.00 9812.00 23109.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.50 0.70 4.60 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.90 34.90 34.90 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.33 2.60 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.90 11.00 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 9982.00 8237.00 9982.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 9286.00 8288.00 9286.00 2232.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 24586.00 22913.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.60 25.46 25.60 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 23.53 23.46 23.53 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.41 0.10 13.78 -6.64 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.90 0.70 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 57.90 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 126384.00 126161.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 118.03 71.30 1352.29 32.08 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 25202.00 25024.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 395.00 403.00 5301.25 179.00 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.