United States Nonfarm Labour Productivity  1950-2018 | Data | Chart

Labor productivity in the US non-farm business sector rose an annualized 0.4 percent during the first quarter of 2018, compared to a preliminary estimate of 0.7 percent and following an unrevised 0.3 percent increase in the previous three-month period. Markets expected labor productivity would be revised down to a 0.6 percent growth. Output increased 2.7 percent and hours worked rose 2.3 percent. Year-on-year, productivity went up 1.3 percent, reflecting a 3.6 percent increase in output and a 2.3 percent gain in hours worked. Productivity in the United States averaged 63.22 Index Points from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 109.05 Index Points in the first quarter of 2018 and a record low of 27.62 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 223.00 159.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 218.00 162.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5.00 -3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 18.00 25.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 218.00 221.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1723.00 1701.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 178.00 163.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155474.00 155181.00 155474.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6065.00 6346.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.74 0.80 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.70 8.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.16 109.37 110.16 17.13 Index Points [+]
Productivity 109.05 108.94 109.05 27.62 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7195.00 6469.00 7195.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6698.00 6633.00 6698.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 31517.00 36081.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.59 22.52 22.59 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.56 4.58 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.39 21.49 21.49 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 60.40 60.30 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 128657.00 127753.00 128657.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26883.00 27508.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Nonfarm Labour Productivity

In the United States, the productivity of nonfarm workers is measured as the output of goods and services per hour worked. Labor productivity is calculated by dividing an index of real output by an index of hours worked of all persons, including employees, proprietors, and unpaid family workers. . This page provides - United States Productivity - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Nonfarm Labour Productivity - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.05 108.94 109.05 27.62 1950 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2009=100




productivity by Country
Country Last
Australia 100.90 Mar/18
Brazil 136.43 Apr/18
Canada 109.22 Mar/18
Euro Area 105.30 Mar/18
France 118.60 Mar/18
Germany 102.90 Apr/18
Italy 104.90 Dec/17
Japan 114.70 Mar/18
Mexico 108.30 Apr/18
Netherlands 32.80 Mar/18
Russia -0.20 Dec/16
South Korea 109.70 Dec/17
Spain 103.70 Mar/18
Switzerland 102.90 Mar/18
United Kingdom 101.40 Mar/18
United States 109.05 Mar/18


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