Labor Productivity and Costs

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Productivity and Costs

May 06, 2015
Productivity decreased 1.9 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the first quarter of 2015; unit labor costs increased 5.0 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 1.1 percent and unit labor costs increased 2.7 percent. More...
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Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries, 2014

April 28, 2015
Labor productivity rose in 77 percent of the 57 detailed manufacturing industries and 3 of the 4 detailed mining industries covered in 2014. Output and hours increased in more industries in 2014 than in the previous year. More...
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Productivity and Costs by Industry: Mining, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and Food Services and Drinking Places Industries, 2013

August 07, 2014
Labor productivity rose in mining, in wholesale trade and in retail trade but fell in food services and drinking places in 2013. Within these sectors, productivity increased in nearly three-fourths of the detailed industries studied. More...
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Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing and Mining Industries, 2012

May 21, 2014
Labor productivity rose in 48 percent of the detailed service-providing and mining industries studied in 2012, down from 60 percent of the industries in 2011. Output rose in more industries in 2012 than in any year since 2006, while hours rose in more industries than in any year since 2005. More...
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