The labor force participation rate in the US edged up to 61.7 percent in April 2021 from 61.5 percent in the previous month. Still, it remained 1.6 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 May of 2021.

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United States is expected to be 61.70 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 62.70 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
61.70 61.50 67.30 58.10 1948 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Jan 61.4% 61.5% 61.3%
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Feb 61.4% 61.4% 61.5%
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
2021-07-02 12:30 PM Jun
2021-08-06 12:30 PM Jul
2021-09-03 12:30 PM Aug

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.10 6.00 14.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 266.00 770.00 4846.00 -20679.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 218.00 708.00 4807.00 -19731.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 48.00 62.00 517.00 -948.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -18.00 54.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 473.00 507.00 6149.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 3655.00 3700.00 23128.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 742.00 565.00 4350.00 -19392.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151176.00 150848.00 158735.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 9812.00 9710.00 23109.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.70 -0.10 4.60 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 35.00 34.90 35.00 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.70 61.50 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.60 2.63 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.10 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 116.23 116.32 117.68 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 112.73 111.26 112.73 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 8237.00 7151.00 8237.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 8123.00 7526.00 8123.00 2232.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 22913.00 30603.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.45 25.25 25.45 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 23.44 23.33 23.44 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 57.90 57.80 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 126161.00 125803.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 101.21 121.41 1352.29 32.08 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 25024.00 25078.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 534.00 562.25 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.