United States Nonfarm Labour Productivity  1950-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor productivity in the US nonfarm business sector jumped an annualized 3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, compared with a 1.5 percent rise in the previous period and well above market expectations of a 2.4 percent gain, preliminary estimates showed. It is the highest increase since the third quarter of 2014 as output went up 3.8 percent and hours worked increased 0.8 percent. From the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2017, productivity increased 1.5 percent, reflecting a 2.9-percent increase in output and a 1.4 percent increase in hours worked. Productivity in the United States averaged 62.87 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-09 12:30 PM Nonfarm Productivity QoQ Prel 0.9% 0.1% 0.7% 0.4%
2017-09-07 12:30 PM Nonfarm Productivity QoQ Final 1.5% 0.1% 1.3% 0.9%
2017-11-02 12:30 PM Nonfarm Productivity QoQ Prel 3.0% 1.5% 2.4% 2%
2017-12-06 01:30 PM Nonfarm Productivity QoQ Final 1.5% 3.0% 3.0%


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.20 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 261.00 18.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 252.00 15.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 9.00 3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 24.00 6.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 239.00 252.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1904.00 1868.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 235.00 110.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153861.00 154345.00 154345.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6520.00 6801.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.00 0.50 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 63.10 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.08 1.08 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.00 9.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.96 108.83 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.87 108.07 108.87 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6114.00 6200.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6093.00 6090.00 6140.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 29831.00 32346.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.22 22.23 22.23 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.07 20.96 21.07 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.22 2.75 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 3.30 32.00 -48.40 Index Points [+]
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 [+]
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 27235.00 27650.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 126667.00 126690.00 126690.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.20 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
108.87 108.07 108.87 27.60 1950 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2009=100




productivity by Country
Country Last
Australia 102.20 Jun/17
Brazil 140.43 Sep/17
Canada 109.45 Jun/17
Euro Area 104.20 Jun/17
France 112.82 Jun/17
Germany 105.90 Sep/17
Italy 106.70 Jun/17
Japan 103.90 Aug/17
Mexico 105.10 Sep/17
Netherlands 32.45 Sep/17
Russia -0.20 Dec/16
South Korea 97.60 Mar/17
Spain 105.70 Jun/17
Switzerland 100.84 Jun/17
United Kingdom 100.80 Sep/17
United States 108.87 Sep/17