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, unrevised from the preliminary reading and following a 0.3 percent gain in the previous three-month period. It was the largest quarterly gain since the first quarter of 2015, as output grew 5 percent and hours worked rose at a slower 2 percent. Year-on-year, productivity advanced 1.3 percent, reflecting a 3.5 percent growth in output and a 2.2-percent increase 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 3.70 3.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 134.00 270.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 121.00 254.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 13.00 16.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 18.00 5.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 214.00 207.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1660.00 1656.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 230.00 168.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155962.00 155542.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5964.00 6234.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.82 0.88 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.33 109.60 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7313.00 6653.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6939.00 6822.00 6939.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 55285.00 38472.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.81 22.73 22.81 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.79 4.66 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.60 21.42 21.60 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 60.40 60.30 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 128894.00 128577.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27055.00 26913.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 1950 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
2012=100, SA




productivity by Country
Country Last
Australia 101.80 Jun/18
Brazil 100.64 Aug/18
Canada 109.99 Jun/18
Euro Area 105.20 Jun/18
France 118.60 Mar/18
Germany 102.60 Jul/18
Italy 104.90 Dec/17
Japan 102.00 Jul/18
Mexico 104.20 Jul/18
Netherlands 34.10 Jun/18
Russia 1.50 Dec/17
Singapore 107.90 Jun/18
South Korea 105.60 Mar/18
Spain 104.50 Jun/18
Switzerland 104.72 Jun/18
United Kingdom 101.60 Jun/18
United States 105.08 Jun/18


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