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

Labor productivity in the US nonfarm business sector fell by an annualized 0.1 percent on quarter in the last quarter of 2017, preliminary estimates showed. It follows a downwardly revised 2.7 percent rise in the previous period and compares with market expectations of a 0.8 percent increase. It is the first decline in productivity since the first three months of 2016 as output went up 3.2 percent and hours worked rose 3.3 percent. Considering full 2017, productivity grew 1.2 percent, rebounding from a 0.1 percent drop in 2016, with output and hours rising 2.9 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively. Productivity in the United States averaged 63.04 Index Points from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 108.87 Index Points in the third quarter of 2017 and a record low of 27.60 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 200.00 160.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 196.00 166.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 4.00 -6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 15.00 21.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 230.00 223.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1942.00 1927.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 234.00 242.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 154430.00 154021.00 154430.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6684.00 6576.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.40 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.88 0.94 2.80 0.88 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.20 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.93 108.40 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.77 108.80 108.80 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5359.00 5661.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5811.00 5978.00 6177.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 44653.00 32423.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.34 22.31 22.34 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.37 21.20 21.37 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 3.61 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.70 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 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 60.10 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27271.00 27257.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 127016.00 126723.00 127016.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
108.77 108.80 108.80 27.60 1950 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2009=100




productivity by Country
Country Last
Australia 100.80 Sep/17
Brazil 109.75 Dec/17
Canada 108.99 Sep/17
Euro Area 104.60 Sep/17
France 113.38 Sep/17
Germany 107.50 Dec/17
Italy 106.70 Sep/17
Japan 103.90 Aug/17
Mexico 107.20 Nov/17
Netherlands 32.61 Dec/17
Russia -0.20 Dec/16
South Korea 93.20 Sep/17
Spain 112.70 Sep/17
Switzerland 101.56 Sep/17
United Kingdom 101.20 Sep/17
United States 108.77 Dec/17


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