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

Labor productivity in the US non-farm business sector rose an annualized 2.9 percent during the second quarter of 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.3 percent increase in the previous three month period, a preliminary estimate showed. Figures came above market expectations of a 2.3 percent growth. It was the highest growth in labor productivity since the first quarter of 2015. Output advanced 4.8 percent and hours worked increased 1.9 percent. Year-on-year, productivity went up 1.3 percent, reflecting a 3.5 percent increase in output and a 2.2 percent gain in hours worked. Productivity in the United States averaged 60.17 Index Points from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 105.08 Index Points in the second quarter of 2018 and a record low of 26.03 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 157.00 248.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 170.00 234.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -13.00 14.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 37.00 33.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 212.00 214.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1721.00 1760.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 219.00 181.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155965.00 155576.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6280.00 6564.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.60 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.74 0.80 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.35 109.59 109.59 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6653.00 6671.00 7195.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6662.00 6659.00 6840.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 27122.00 37202.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.65 22.62 22.65 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.89 4.52 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.43 21.40 21.49 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.80 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 60.50 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129021.00 128568.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26992.00 27028.00 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 1950 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2009=100




productivity by Country
Country Last
Australia 100.90 Mar/18
Brazil 118.88 Jun/18
Canada 109.22 Mar/18
Euro Area 105.30 Mar/18
France 118.60 Mar/18
Germany 103.40 Jun/18
Italy 104.90 Dec/17
Japan 103.40 May/18
Mexico 107.50 Jun/18
Netherlands 34.10 Jun/18
Russia -0.20 Dec/16
South Korea 105.60 Mar/18
Spain 104.50 Jun/18
Switzerland 102.90 Mar/18
United Kingdom 101.60 Jun/18
United States 105.08 Jun/18


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