United States Participation Rate

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Labor
Low 62.7% 62.6%
62.7%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
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62.8%
62.7%
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Participation Rate is the percentage of the total number of labor-force age people (16 years and older) who are either employed or are actively seeking employment, in relation to the total population in the corresponding age group.

The indicator is considered a metric of the active part of the nation's entire labor force. For example, many individuals may get discouraged in economic recession conditions and stop seeking employment. Thus such individuals are excluded from the economically active population. Statistics confirm this logic: during recession, the share of economically active population is noticeably reduced. Also, the economically active population does not include students, housewives, prisoners and pensioners.

The indicator is usually analyzed along with unemployment rate, because people categorized as unemployed may not be active labor market participants. On the other hand, unemployed people may have income and participate in economic processes. This category may include pensioners who spend their savings, or students trying to gain experience to enter the labor market later.

The proportion of economically active population may be reduced due to structural social changes, not only the overall economic health. For example, the increase in the birth rate leads to a decrease in the number of working women.

Parallel interpretation of the share of economically active population and the unemployment rate provides for a better understanding of general employment trends in the economy.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "United States Participation Rate" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Sep 2018
62.7%
62.6%
62.7%
Aug 2018
62.7%
63.0%
62.9%
Jul 2018
62.9%
63.0%
62.9%
Jun 2018
62.9%
62.6%
62.7%
May 2018
62.7%
62.6%
62.8%
Apr 2018
62.8%
62.9%
62.9%
Mar 2018
62.9%
63.5%
63.0%
Feb 2018
63.0%
62.5%
62.7%
Jan 2018
62.7%
62.8%
62.7%
Dec 2017
62.7%
62.8%
62.7%
Nov 2017
62.7%
62.9%
62.7%
Oct 2017
62.7%
62.9%
63.1%
Sep 2017
63.1%
62.9%
62.9%
Aug 2017
62.9%
63.0%
62.9%
Jul 2017
62.9%
62.9%
62.8%
Jun 2017
62.8%
62.6%
62.7%
May 2017
62.7%
62.7%
62.9%
Apr 2017
62.9%
63.0%
63.0%
Mar 2017
63.0%
63.0%
Feb 2017
63.0%
62.9%
Jan 2017
62.9%
62.7%
Dec 2016
62.7%
62.6%
Nov 2016
62.7%
62.8%
Oct 2016
62.8%
62.9%
Sep 2016
62.9%
62.8%
Aug 2016
62.8%
62.8%
Jul 2016
62.8%
62.7%
Jun 2016
62.7%
62.6%
May 2016
62.6%
62.8%
Apr 2016
62.8%
63.0%
Mar 2016
63.0%
62.9%
Feb 2016
62.9%
62.7%
Jan 2016
62.7%
62.6%
Dec 2015
62.6%
62.5%
Nov 2015
62.5%
62.4%
Oct 2015
62.4%
62.4%
Sep 2015
62.4%
62.6%
Aug 2015
62.6%
62.6%
Jul 2015
62.6%
62.6%
Jun 2015
62.6%
62.9%
May 2015
62.9%
62.8%
Apr 2015
62.8%
62.7%
Mar 2015
62.7%
62.8%
Feb 2015
62.8%
62.9%
Jan 2015
62.9%
62.7%
Dec 2014
62.7%
62.8%
Nov 2014
62.9%
62.8%
Oct 2014
62.8%
62.7%
Sep 2014
62.7%
62.8%
Aug 2014
62.8%
62.9%

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