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Corrections to Major Sector Productivity and Costs Data

Labor productivity and costs data for the nonfinancial corporate sector were corrected December 17, 2012. Measures for the nonfinancial corporate sector had not incorporated revised source data on output. All measures based on output, including productivity and unit labor costs, were affected for the period 2009 Q1 to 2012 Q1. Percent changes were subject to correction through 2012 Q2. Results for 2012 Q3 were correct as originally published.

Only data in the nonfinancial corporate sector were affected—measures for all other sectors were correct as published December 5, 2012.

The news release Productivity and Costs, Third Quarter 2012, Revised, USDL-12-2364 was reissued on December 17, 2012. In addition the following data series were affected and corrected on December 17, 2012:

Series ID Series

PRS88003092

Nonfinancial Corporations--Labor productivity, Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate

PRS88003091

Nonfinancial Corporations--Labor productivity, Percent change from same quarter a year ago

PRS88003093

Nonfinancial Corporations--Labor productivity, Index, base year = 100

PRS88003042

Nonfinancial Corporations--Output, Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate

PRS88003041

Nonfinancial Corporations--Output, Percent change from same quarter a year ago

PRS88003043

Nonfinancial Corporations--Output, Index, base year = 100

PRS88003112

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit labor costs, Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate

PRS88003111

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit labor costs, Percent change from same quarter a year ago

PRS88003113

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit labor costs, Index, base year = 100

PRS88003132

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit nonlabor payments, Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate

PRS88003131

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit nonlabor payments, Percent change from same quarter a year ago

PRS88003133

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit nonlabor payments, Index, base year = 100

PRS88003142

Nonfinancial Corporations--Implicit price deflator, Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate

PRS88003141

Nonfinancial Corporations--Implicit price deflator, Percent change from same quarter a year ago

PRS88003143

Nonfinancial Corporations--Implicit price deflator, Index, base year = 100

PRS88003162

Nonfinancial Corporations--Output per job, Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate

PRS88003161

Nonfinancial Corporations--Output per job, Percent change from same quarter a year ago

PRS88003163

Nonfinancial Corporations--Output per job, Index, base year = 100

PRS88003202

Nonfinancial Corporations--Total unit costs, Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate

PRS88003201

Nonfinancial Corporations--Total unit costs, Percent change from same quarter a year ago

PRS88003203

Nonfinancial Corporations--Total unit costs, Index, base year = 100

PRS88003122

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit nonlabor costs, Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate

PRS88003121

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit nonlabor costs, Percent change from same quarter a year ago

PRS88003123

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit nonlabor costs, Index, base year = 100

PRS88003192

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit profits, Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate

PRS88003191

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit profits, Percent change from same quarter a year ago

PRS88003193

Nonfinancial Corporations--Unit profits, Index, base year = 100

Last Modified Date: December 18, 2012

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