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  • In 2023, 23,855k male employees are forecast to work in the industry sector.
  • In 2023, the share of 25-54 years-old labor force in the United States is forecast to amount to 106,131k.
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The labor force of a nation represents the number of people able to participate in work.
This section gives insights into major work-related indicators.
Besides addressing general topics such as unemployment rates or the total workforce by gender and age, additional information about the educational background of the workforce and its future development as well as about the employment by sector is presented.
United States 2019

United States 2019

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Unemployment (2019)
-4.3% yoy
3.7%

Labor force by age Labor force by gender

in the Labor Force market in thousands in thousands

Reading Support In 2023, the share of 25-54 years-old labor force in the United States is forecast to amount to 106,131k. Reading Support In 2023, the share of female workers in the United States is forecast to amount to 76,773k.

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Labor force by age:

The “Labor force by age” chart shows a forecast of the number of individuals in chosen age groups who furnish the supply of labor to produce goods and services in a country.

Labor force by gender:

The “Labor force by gender” chart shows a forecast of the number of female or male individuals of working age who furnish the supply of labor to produce goods and services in a country. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

Average wages

in the Labor Force market in US$

Reading Support In 2017, the average annual wage of a full-time employee in the United States amounted to US$60,558.

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Average wages:

The “Average wages” chart shows the average annual wage of a full-time employee working in the selected country. The data is obtained by dividing national total wage bills by number of employees in the country. This number is then further multiplied by the average weekly hours worked per full-time employee. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

Employment in industry Employment in services Employment in agriculture

in the Labor Force market in thousands in thousands in thousands

Reading Support In 2023, 23,855k male employees are forecast to work in the industry sector. Reading Support In 2023, 67,274k female employees are forecast to work in services. Reading Support In 2023, 1,667k male employees are forecast to work in agriculture.

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Employment in industry:

The “Employment in industry” tab shows a forecast of the number of all persons of working age, by gender, employed or self-employed in the industry sector.

Employment in services:

The “Employment in services” tab shows a forecast of the number of all persons of working age, by gender, employed or self-employed in services.

Employment in agriculture:

The “Employment in agriculture” tab shows a forecast of the number of all persons of working age, by gender, employed or self-employed in the agriculture sector. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

Educational background

in the Labor Force market in percent

Reading Support The proportion of employed persons with upper secondary education in the United States is forecast to amount 2% in 2040.

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Educational background:

The “Educational background” chart shows a forecast of the education attained by share of total population. Lower secondary education generally prepares students for a direct entry into working life or for upper secondary education. Upper secondary education corresponds to the final stage of secondary education and prepares students for working life or tertiary education. Post-secondary education includes programs that serve to broaden the knowledge of students who have already gained an upper secondary education. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

Unemployment

in the Labor Force market in percent

Reading Support The unemployment rate in the United States is forecast to amount to 3.7% in 2023.

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Unemployment:

The “Unemployment” chart shows a forecast of the share of unemployed people (defined as persons without work that seek employment) in the selected country as a percentage of the total labor force. The data is based on national estimates. The definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

Global Comparison -Unemployment

in the Labor Force market in percent

Reading Support With a rate of 34.3% in 2018, the unemployment rate was highest in Venezuela.

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Unemployment:

The “Unemployment” chart shows a forecast of the share of unemployed people (defined as persons without work that seek employment) in the selected country as a percentage of the total labor force. The data is based on national estimates. The definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

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Output per worker in US$
Indicates the total volume of output (GPD) produced per worker. This output is calculated by dividing the total GDP by total employment of a country | Source: ILO
Average working hours in hours
Mean hours of work per week of full-time and part-time employees | Source: ILO
Labor force distribution by education
Employed population (aged 15 and above) by level of educational attainment | Source: ILO
Less than basic education in %
Share of employed or self-employed individuals with early childhood education or no schooling | Source: ILO
Basic education in %
Share of employed or self-employed individuals with primary or lower secondary education, facilitating fundamental skills in reading, writing, and mathematics as a foundation for lifelong learning and human development | Source: ILO
Intermediate education in %
Share of employed or self-employed individuals with upper or post-secondary non-tertiary education, facilitating a broader knowledge for labor market entry or tertiary education | Source: ILO
Advanced education in %
Share of employed or self-employed individuals with short-cycle tertiary education (not leading to a research qualification), a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree | Source: ILO
Monthly minimum wage in US$
Statutory minimum monthly gross earnings of employees | Source: Statista, based on ILO
Gender wage gap in %
Difference between male and female median wages, relative to median earnings of men. Data refers to full-time employees and the self-employed. | Source: OECD
Source: Statista, November 2019
Source: Statista, November 2019, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat

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