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U.S. Participation Rate

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Latest Release
May 04, 2018
Actual
62.8%
Previous
62.9%
The participation rate is an important indicator of the supply of labor. It measures the share of the working-age population either working or looking for work. The number of people who are no longer actively searching for work would not be included in the participation rate.
A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Participation Rate
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Jun 01, 2018 (May) 08:30     62.8%
May 04, 2018 (Apr) 08:30 62.8%   62.9%
Apr 06, 2018 (Mar) 08:30 62.9%   63.0%
Mar 09, 2018 (Feb) 09:30 63.0%   62.7%
Feb 02, 2018 (Jan) 09:30 62.7%   62.7%
Jan 05, 2018 (Dec) 09:30 62.7%   62.7%

News

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