Labor Productivity and Costs

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Productivity falls 3.0% in 4th quarter 2015 (annual rate); unit labor costs rise 4.5%

02/04/2016

Productivity decreased 3.0 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2015; unit labor costs increased 4.5 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 0.4 percent and unit labor costs increased 3.6 percent.
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Productivity rose in 30 of 49 detailed trade and food services industries in 2014

08/06/2015

Labor productivity rose in wholesale trade, retail trade, and food services and drinking places in 2014. Within these sectors, productivity increased in nearly two-thirds of the detailed industries studied.
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Productivity rose in 60% of detailed service-providing industries covered in 2014

06/10/2015

Labor productivity rose in 60 percent of the 25 detailed service-providing industries covered in 2014. Output and hours increased in more industries in 2014 than in the previous year.
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Productivity rose in 77% of detailed manufacturing and mining industries covered in 2014

04/28/2015

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.
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