Employment rate in the United States from 1990 to 2017

USA - employment rate 1990-2017 This statistic shows the employment rate in the United States. Employed persons consist of: persons who did any work for pay or profit during the survey reference week; persons who did at least 15 hours of unpaid work in a family-operated enterprise; and persons who were temporarily absent from their regular jobs because of illness, vacation, bad weather, industrial dispute, or various personal reasons. The employment-population ratio represents the proportion of the civilian non-institutional population that is employed. In 2017, the U.S. employment rate stood at 60.1 percent.
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Employment rate
'9062.8%
'9161.7%
'9261.5%
'9361.7%
'9462.5%
'9562.9%
'9663.2%
'9763.8%
'9864.1%
'9964.3%
'0064.4%
'0163.7%
'0262.7%
'0362.3%
'0462.3%
'0562.7%
'0663.1%
'0763%
'0862.2%
'0959.3%
'1058.5%
'1158.4%
'1258.6%
'1358.6%
'1459%
'1559.3%
'1659.7%
'1760.1%
Employment rate
'9062.8%
'9161.7%
'9261.5%
'9361.7%
'9462.5%
'9562.9%
'9663.2%
'9763.8%
'9864.1%
'9964.3%
'0064.4%
'0163.7%
'0262.7%
'0362.3%
'0462.3%
'0562.7%
'0663.1%
'0763%
'0862.2%
'0959.3%
'1058.5%
'1158.4%
'1258.6%
'1358.6%
'1459%
'1559.3%
'1659.7%
'1760.1%
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This statistic shows the employment rate in the United States. Employed persons consist of: persons who did any work for pay or profit during the survey reference week; persons who did at least 15 hours of unpaid work in a family-operated enterprise; and persons who were temporarily absent from their regular jobs because of illness, vacation, bad weather, industrial dispute, or various personal reasons. The employment-population ratio represents the proportion of the civilian non-institutional population that is employed. In 2017, the U.S. employment rate stood at 60.1 percent.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2017
Age group
16 years and older

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