US Labor Force Participation Rate:

63.10% for Sep 2017
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US Labor Force Participation Rate is at 63.10%, compared to 62.90% last month and 62.90% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 62.88%.

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Sept. 30, 2017 63.10%
Aug. 31, 2017 62.90%
July 31, 2017 62.90%
June 30, 2017 62.80%
May 31, 2017 62.70%
April 30, 2017 62.90%
March 31, 2017 63.00%
Feb. 28, 2017 63.00%
Jan. 31, 2017 62.90%
Dec. 31, 2016 62.70%
Nov. 30, 2016 62.60%
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 62.70%
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%
June 30, 2015 62.60%
May 31, 2015 62.90%
April 30, 2015 62.80%
March 31, 2015 62.70%
Feb. 28, 2015 62.70%
Jan. 31, 2015 62.90%
Dec. 31, 2014 62.70%
Nov. 30, 2014 62.90%
Oct. 31, 2014 62.90%
Sept. 30, 2014 62.80%
Aug. 31, 2014 62.90%
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 62.90%
Dec. 31, 2013 62.90%
Nov. 30, 2013 63.00%
Oct. 31, 2013 62.80%
Sept. 30, 2013 63.20%
Aug. 31, 2013 63.20%

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US Labor Force Participation Rate Summary

  • Last Value: 63.10%
  • Latest Period: Sep 2017
  • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 08:33 EDT
  • Next Release: Nov 3, 2017, 08:30 EDT
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Unit: Percent
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Value Previously: 62.90%
  • Change From Previous: 0.32%
  • Value One Year Ago: 62.90%
  • Change From One Year Ago: 0.32%
  • First Period: Jan 1948
  • First Value: 58.60%

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