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Basic Info

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 61.70%, compared to 61.40% last month and 63.30% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 62.87%.

Stats

Last Value 61.70%
Latest Period Oct 2020
Last Updated Nov 6 2020, 08:37 EST
Next Release Dec 4 2020, 08:30 EST
Long Term Average 62.87%
Average Growth Rate 0.08%
Value from 1 Year Ago 63.30%
Change from 1 Year Ago -2.53%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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Historical Data

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Date Value
October 31, 2020 61.70%
September 30, 2020 61.40%
August 31, 2020 61.70%
July 31, 2020 61.40%
June 30, 2020 61.50%
May 31, 2020 60.80%
April 30, 2020 60.20%
March 31, 2020 62.70%
February 29, 2020 63.40%
January 31, 2020 63.40%
December 31, 2019 63.20%
November 30, 2019 63.20%
October 31, 2019 63.30%
September 30, 2019 63.20%
August 31, 2019 63.20%
July 31, 2019 63.00%
June 30, 2019 63.00%
May 31, 2019 62.90%
April 30, 2019 62.80%
March 31, 2019 63.00%
February 28, 2019 63.10%
January 31, 2019 63.20%
December 31, 2018 63.00%
November 30, 2018 62.90%
October 31, 2018 62.90%
Date Value
September 30, 2018 62.80%
August 31, 2018 62.70%
July 31, 2018 62.90%
June 30, 2018 63.00%
May 31, 2018 62.90%
April 30, 2018 62.90%
March 31, 2018 62.90%
February 28, 2018 63.00%
January 31, 2018 62.70%
December 31, 2017 62.70%
November 30, 2017 62.80%
October 31, 2017 62.70%
September 30, 2017 63.10%
August 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%
February 28, 2017 62.90%
January 31, 2017 62.90%
December 31, 2016 62.70%
November 30, 2016 62.70%
October 31, 2016 62.80%
September 30, 2016 62.90%

Basic Info

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 61.70%, compared to 61.40% last month and 63.30% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 62.87%.

Stats

Last Value 61.70%
Latest Period Oct 2020
Last Updated Nov 6 2020, 08:37 EST
Next Release Dec 4 2020, 08:30 EST
Long Term Average 62.87%
Average Growth Rate 0.08%
Value from 1 Year Ago 63.30%
Change from 1 Year Ago -2.53%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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