US Labor Force Participation Rate:

62.70% for Sep 2014
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US Labor Force Participation Rate is at 62.70%, compared to 62.80% last month and 63.20% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 62.88%.

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Sept. 30, 2014 62.70%
Aug. 31, 2014 62.80%
July 31, 2014 62.90%
June 30, 2014 62.80%
May 31, 2014 62.80%
April 30, 2014 62.80%
March 31, 2014 63.20%
Feb. 28, 2014 63.00%
Jan. 31, 2014 63.00%
Dec. 31, 2013 62.80%
Nov. 30, 2013 63.00%
Oct. 31, 2013 62.80%
Sept. 30, 2013 63.20%
Aug. 31, 2013 63.20%
July 31, 2013 63.40%
June 30, 2013 63.50%
May 31, 2013 63.40%
April 30, 2013 63.40%
March 31, 2013 63.30%
Feb. 28, 2013 63.50%
Jan. 31, 2013 63.60%
Dec. 31, 2012 63.60%
Nov. 30, 2012 63.60%
Oct. 31, 2012 63.70%
Sept. 30, 2012 63.60%
   
Aug. 31, 2012 63.50%
July 31, 2012 63.70%
June 30, 2012 63.80%
May 31, 2012 63.80%
April 30, 2012 63.70%
March 31, 2012 63.80%
Feb. 29, 2012 63.90%
Jan. 31, 2012 63.70%
Dec. 31, 2011 64.00%
Nov. 30, 2011 64.10%
Oct. 31, 2011 64.10%
Sept. 30, 2011 64.20%
Aug. 31, 2011 64.10%
July 31, 2011 64.00%
June 30, 2011 64.00%
May 31, 2011 64.20%
April 30, 2011 64.20%
March 31, 2011 64.20%
Feb. 28, 2011 64.20%
Jan. 31, 2011 64.20%
Dec. 31, 2010 64.30%
Nov. 30, 2010 64.50%
Oct. 31, 2010 64.40%
Sept. 30, 2010 64.60%
Aug. 31, 2010 64.70%

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US Labor Force Participation Rate Summary

  • Last Value: 62.70%
  • Latest Period: Sep 2014
  • Updated: Oct 3, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT
  • Next Release: Nov 7, 2014, 8:30 AM EST
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Unit: Percent
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Value Previously: 62.80%
  • Change From Previous: -0.16%
  • Value One Year Ago: 63.20%
  • Change From One Year Ago: -0.79%
  • First Period: Jan 1948
  • First Value: 58.60%

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US Labor Force Participation Rate Excel Add-In Codes

  • Indicator Code: I:USLFPR
  • Indicator Name: =YCI("I:USLFPR","name")
  • Latest Value: =YCP("I:USLFPR")
  • Last 5 Values: =YCS("I:USLFPR",,-4)

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About Labor Force Participation

Percentage of eligible group that is participating in the labor force.
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