The labor force participation rate in the United States was unchanged at 61.6 percent in June 2021 and has remained within a narrow range of 61.4 percent to 61.7 percent since June 2020. The participation rate is 1.7 percentage points lower than in February 2020. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States averaged 62.86 percent from 1948 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 67.30 percent in January of 2000 and a record low of 58.10 percent in December of 1954. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Labor Force Participation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States is expected to be 61.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States to stand at 62.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 62.70 percent in 2022 and 62.90 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
61.60 61.60 67.30 58.10 1948 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-02 12:30 PM Mar 61.5% 61.4% 61.7%
2021-05-07 12:30 PM Apr 61.7% 61.5% 61.7%
2021-06-04 12:30 PM May 61.6% 61.7% 61.8%
2021-07-02 12:30 PM Jun 61.6% 61.6% 61.7%
2021-08-06 12:30 PM Jul 61.6%
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 419.00 368.00 6149.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 3236.00 3265.00 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 13.75 16.31 16.31 -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 58.00 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 126201.00 126384.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 110.26 96.29 1352.29 32.08 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 25610.00 25202.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 385.25 384.50 5301.25 179.00 Thousand [+]


United States Labor Force Participation Rate
The civilian labor force participation rate is the number of employed and unemployed but looking for a job as a percentage of the population aged 16 years and over.