Labor productivity in the US non-farm business sector rose an annualized 2.3 percent during the third quarter of 2018, slightly above a preliminary estimate of 2.2 percent and following a 3 percent increase in the previous three-month period. 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 2.3 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 105.69 Index Points in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of 26.03 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950.

Productivity in the United States is expected to be 105.95 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Productivity in the United States to stand at 106.82 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Nonfarm Labour Productivity is projected to trend around 109.21 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-01 01:30 PM Nonfarm Productivity QoQ Prel 2.3%
2019-03-07 01:30 PM Nonfarm Productivity QoQ Final 2.3%
2019-05-03 12:30 PM Nonfarm Productivity QoQ Prel


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 155.00 237.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 161.00 251.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -6.00 -14.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 27.00 26.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 231.00 235.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1631.00 1705.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 179.00 225.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156795.00 156562.00 156795.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5975.00 6075.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.77 0.84 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.30 8.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.05 108.81 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.69 105.10 105.69 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7070.00 7291.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7079.00 6960.00 7293.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 53073.00 75644.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.95 22.88 22.95 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.60 4.79 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.82 21.67 21.82 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 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129755.00 129212.00 129755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27039.00 27297.00 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.69 105.10 105.69 26.03 1950 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
2012=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Australia 100.70 Sep/18
Brazil 119.16 Oct/18
Canada 105.70 Sep/18
Euro Area 105.30 Sep/18
France 118.72 Sep/18
Germany 101.20 Sep/18
Italy 104.90 Dec/17
Japan 102.10 Sep/18
Mexico 107.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 33.88 Sep/18
Russia 1.50 Dec/17
Singapore 108.30 Sep/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 105.69 Sep/18


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