Labor productivity in the US non-farm business sector rose an annualized 2.2 percent during the third quarter of 2018, following an upwardly revised 3 percent increase in the previous period which was the highest gain since the first quarter of 2015. Figures came in line with market expectations, preliminary estimates showed. Output went up 4.1 percent and hours worked rose 1.8 percent. Year-on-year, productivity increased 1.3 percent, reflecting a 3.7 percent gain in output and a 2.4 percent rise in hours worked. Productivity in the United States averaged 60.33 Index Points from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 105.67 Index Points in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of 26.03 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950.

United States Nonfarm Labour Productivity
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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 250.00 118.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 246.00 121.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 4.00 -3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 32.00 18.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 214.00 215.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1623.00 1631.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 227.00 218.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156562.00 155962.00 156562.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6075.00 5964.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.84 0.85 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.30 8.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.66 109.33 109.66 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.67 105.10 105.67 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7070.00 7291.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7009.00 7293.00 7293.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 75644.00 55285.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.89 22.82 22.89 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.79 4.66 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.68 21.62 21.68 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.60 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 60.60 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129212.00 128894.00 129212.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27297.00 27055.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.67 105.10 105.67 26.03 1950 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
2012=100, SA




Country Last
Australia 101.80 Jun/18
Brazil 99.29 Sep/18
Canada 109.99 Jun/18
Euro Area 105.20 Jun/18
France 118.60 Mar/18
Germany 100.90 Aug/18
Italy 104.90 Dec/17
Japan 102.00 Aug/18
Mexico 107.40 Aug/18
Netherlands 34.10 Jun/18
Russia 1.50 Dec/17
Singapore 107.90 Jun/18
South Korea 109.20 Jun/18
Spain 111.70 Sep/18
Switzerland 104.72 Jun/18
United Kingdom 101.20 Sep/18
United States 105.67 Sep/18


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