International Labor Comparisons

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United States, selected international labor statistics, 2010–12
Indicator Unit Report Time Series 2010 2011 2012

Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing

Hourly compensation costs

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

34.81 35.51 35.67

Hourly pay for time worked

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

23.31 23.69 23.93

Hourly directly paid benefits

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

2.95 3.17 3.22

Hourly social insurance expenditures and labor-related taxes

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

8.55 8.65 8.51

Productivity and unit labor costs in manufacturing

Productivity (output per hour)

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

152.7 155.7

Output

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

118.2 123.2

Hours worked

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

77.4 79.1

Unit labor costs in U.S. dollars

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

85.2 85.7

Labor market

Unemployment rate - Total

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

9.6 8.9 8.1

Unemployment rate - Youth (under 25)

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

18.4 17.3 16.2

Unemployment rate - Men

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

10.5 9.4 8.2

Unemployment rate - Women

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

8.6 8.5 7.9

Employment-population ratio - Total

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

58.5 58.4 58.6

Employment-population ratio - Men

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

63.7 63.9 64.4

Employment-population ratio - Women

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

53.6 53.2 53.1

Labor force participation rate - Total

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

64.7 64.1 63.7

Labor force participation rate - Men

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

71.2 70.5 70.2

Labor force participation rate - Women

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

58.6 58.1 57.7

Women's share of the labor force

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

46.7 46.6 46.9

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

GDP per capita

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

47,772 48,282

GDP per hour

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

60.41 60.59

GDP per employed person

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

105,235 106,541

Prices

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

1.6 3.2 2.1

Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP)

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

2.5 3.9 2.2

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of International Labor Comparisons.

Last Modified Date: August 21, 2013

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