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

Labor productivity in the US nonfarm business sector was unchanged in the last quarter of 2017, a slight improvement from the preliminary estimate of a 0.1 percent drop but still the poorest performance since since a decline in the first quarter of 2016. The reading followed a downwardly revised 2.6 percent rise in the previous period, as an increase in output (3.2 percent) was offset by sharp gains in hours worked (3.3 percent). From the fourth quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2017, productivity increased 1.1 percent, reflecting a 3.2 percent increase in output and a 2.1 percent increase in hours worked. Considering full 2017, productivity grew 1.2 percent, matching the preliminary estimate and compared to a revised flat reading 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 108.80 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 103.00 326.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 102.00 320.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 1.00 6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 22.00 32.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 232.00 233.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1863.00 1878.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 241.00 246.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155178.00 155215.00 155215.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6585.00 6706.00 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 62.90 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.82 0.86 2.80 0.82 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 9.00 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 5893.00 6252.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6052.00 6228.00 6231.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 60357.00 35369.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.42 22.38 22.42 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 4.73 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.35 21.31 21.35 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
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 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 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 127434.00 127745.00 127745.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27858.00 27548.00 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 April 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 100.20 Dec/17
Brazil 124.65 Feb/18
Canada 109.75 Dec/17
Euro Area 105.00 Dec/17
France 114.12 Dec/17
Germany 103.10 Feb/18
Italy 104.90 Dec/17
Japan 106.50 Jan/18
Mexico 108.10 Feb/18
Netherlands 32.61 Dec/17
Russia -0.20 Dec/16
South Korea 93.20 Sep/17
Spain 110.40 Dec/17
Switzerland 101.66 Sep/17
United Kingdom 101.90 Dec/17
United States 108.77 Dec/17


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