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U.S. Participation Rate

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Latest Release
Dec 08, 2017
Actual
62.7%
Previous
62.7%
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
Dec 08, 2017 (Nov) 08:30 62.7%   62.7%
Nov 03, 2017 (Oct) 07:30 62.7%   63.1%
Oct 06, 2017 (Sep) 07:30 63.1%   62.9%
Sep 01, 2017 (Aug) 07:30 62.9%   62.9%
Aug 04, 2017 (Jul) 07:30 62.9%   62.8%
Jul 07, 2017 (Jun) 07:30 62.8%   62.7%

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