US Economy Statistics (2020) | By the Numbers



US economy statistics

Few statistics are more anticipated, analyzed and debated than those related to the US economy. The United States boasts one of the strongest economies in the world and its ups and downs certainly impacts the global economy and our daily lives.

I recently sat down to see what I could dig up for US economy statistics. Here are the more interesting stats I was able to find. As always, I will be adding to and updating this list as close to monthly as possible or as I come across new stats. Be sure to check back often for the latest numbers.

US Economy Statistics

US Unemployment Rate:

3.5%

Last updated December 2019


Current US population:

329 million

Last updated 2/3/20


Current US national debt:

$22 trillion

Last updated February 2019


US Unemployment Rate PLUS "persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the labor force":

9.7%

Last updated 8/5/16


Median income of US middle-class households:

$74,000 - $78,000

Last updated 4/10/19


Median income of US upper-class households:

$172,000 - $189,000

Last updated 4/10/19


Number of Americans (age 16+) that are in the labor force:

158.4 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of Americans (age 16+) that are not in the labor force:

94.7 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of Americans (age 16+) that were not in the labor force in January 2009:

80.5 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of Americans that stopped working or looking for jobs in May 2016:

close to 500,000


Number of Americans working part-time jobs, but seeking full-time jobs:

6.4 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of jobs added in the US in November 2016:

178,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in October 2016:

161,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in September 2016:

150,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in August 2016:

151,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in July 2016:

255,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in June 2016:

292,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in May 2016:

38,000 jobs (25,000 private jobs, 13,000 public jobs)


Number of jobs added in the US in April 2016:

160,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in March 2016:

215,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in February 2016:

242,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in January 2016:

151,000 jobs


 Number of jobs added in the US in December 2016:

262,000 jobs


Average number of jobs added monthly in the US in 2015:

228,000 jobs


Number of unemployed workers per job opening in the US:

1.5

Last updated 2/6/16


Average hourly wage in the US:

$25.59

Last updated 6/3/16


Average work week of US employees:

34.6 hours

Last updated 2/5/16


Number of jobs created in the US in 2015:

2.74 million jobs


Number of jobs created in the US in 2014:

3 million jobs


US labor force participation rate:

62.6%

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of long-term unemployed Americans (jobless for 27 weeks or more):

1.9 million

Last updated 6/3/16


US trade deficit in 2015:

$531.5 billion

Last updated 2/5/16


US gross domestic product for 2014:

$17.42 trillion


Amount of debt US companies issued in 2015:

$517 billion


Amount of corporate debt from the top 2,000 US companies:

$6.6 trillion

As of end 2015


Estimated average home value in the US:

$192,500

As of end November 2016


Real mean household income in the US in 2015:

$56,516




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