USA: Employment

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 USA

Employment, million people

 Latest value 161.2
 Reference June 2024
 Measure million employed people
 Data availability January 1960 - June 2024
 Average 115.9
 Min - Max 64.67 - 161.87
 Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from January 1960 to June 2024. The average value for the USA during that period was 115.9 million employed people with a minimum of 64.67 million employed people in March 1960 and a maximum of 161.87 million employed people in November 2023. Click on the following link to see the values of Employment, million people around the world.
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Measure: million employed people
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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Definition: The number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 170.60 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.65 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.47 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 3.80 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 7.98 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 61.86 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.46 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 56.51 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 67.39 2023 percent
 Self-employment 6.28 2022 percent
 Employment 161.55 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.80 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 140.10 Q3/2023 index points
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