US Labor Force Participation Rate:

63.20% for Aug 2019
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The US Labor Force Participation Rate, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the sum of total number of employed persons and unemployed persons looking for work in the United States as a percentage of the working age population. Historically, there has been a negative trend from the 2000s of 67.10% participation to the 2010s 62.50% participation as the baby-boomer age group has begun shifting out of the working age population. Also, In particularly dire economic conditions, the labor force participation rate can drop as people give up looking for work.

US Labor Force Participation Rate is at 63.20%, compared to 63.00% last month and 62.70% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 62.88%.

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Aug. 31, 2019 63.20%
July 31, 2019 63.00%
June 30, 2019 62.90%
May 31, 2019 62.80%
April 30, 2019 62.80%
March 31, 2019 63.00%
Feb. 28, 2019 63.20%
Jan. 31, 2019 63.20%
Dec. 31, 2018 63.10%
Nov. 30, 2018 62.90%
Oct. 31, 2018 62.90%
Sept. 30, 2018 62.70%
Aug. 31, 2018 62.70%
July 31, 2018 62.90%
June 30, 2018 62.90%
May 31, 2018 62.80%
April 30, 2018 62.80%
March 31, 2018 62.90%
Feb. 28, 2018 63.00%
Jan. 31, 2018 62.70%
Dec. 31, 2017 62.70%
Nov. 30, 2017 62.80%
Oct. 31, 2017 62.70%
Sept. 30, 2017 63.10%
Aug. 31, 2017 62.90%
   
July 31, 2017 62.90%
June 30, 2017 62.80%
May 31, 2017 62.80%
April 30, 2017 62.90%
March 31, 2017 62.90%
Feb. 28, 2017 62.90%
Jan. 31, 2017 62.90%
Dec. 31, 2016 62.70%
Nov. 30, 2016 62.70%
Oct. 31, 2016 62.80%
Sept. 30, 2016 62.90%
Aug. 31, 2016 62.80%
July 31, 2016 62.80%
June 30, 2016 62.70%
May 31, 2016 62.60%
April 30, 2016 62.80%
March 31, 2016 63.00%
Feb. 29, 2016 62.90%
Jan. 31, 2016 62.80%
Dec. 31, 2015 62.70%
Nov. 30, 2015 62.50%
Oct. 31, 2015 62.50%
Sept. 30, 2015 62.40%
Aug. 31, 2015 62.60%
July 31, 2015 62.60%

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Stats

Last Value 63.20%
Latest Period Aug 2019
Last Updated Sep 6 2019, 08:50 EDT
Next Release Oct 4 2019, 08:30 EDT
Long Term Average 62.88%
Value from 1 Year Ago 62.70%
Change from 1 Year Ago 0.80%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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