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

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity in the United States, which measures hourly output per worker, was unchanged during the first quarter of 2017, better than a preliminary estimate of a 0.6 percent drop and following a 1.8 percent rise in the previous period. Both output and hours worked increased 1.7 percent from the fourth quarter. Compared with the same period of 2016, productivity rose 1.2 percent, reflecting a 2.5 percent gain in output and a 1.3 percent increase in hours worked. Productivity in the United States averaged 62.51 Index Points from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 107.50 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2016 and a record low of 27.60 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950.

United States Nonfarm Labour Productivity
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-08 01:30 PM Q4 1.3% 3.3% 1.5% 1.3%
2017-05-04 12:30 PM Q1 -0.6% 1.8% 0.2% 0.1%
2017-06-05 12:30 PM Q1 0% 1.8% -0.2% -0.4%
2017-08-09 12:30 PM Q2 0%
2017-09-07 12:30 PM Q2 0%
2017-11-02 12:30 PM Q3




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.40 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 138.00 174.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 147.00 173.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -9.00 1.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -1.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 241.00 238.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1944.00 1936.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 253.00 174.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152923.00 153156.00 153156.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6861.00 7056.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.01 1.05 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.80 9.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.04 109.45 110.75 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.50 107.50 107.50 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6371.00 5684.00 6371.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6044.00 5785.00 6044.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 51692.00 36602.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.00 21.96 22.00 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.67 4.22 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.78 20.76 20.78 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 2.30 3.70 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 1496.20 1497.50 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27366.00 27233.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125620.00 125987.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.00 60.20 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Nonfarm Labour Productivity Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
107.50 107.50 107.50 27.60 1950 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2009=100



productivity by Country

Last
Australia 102.10 Mar/17
Brazil 138.66 May/17
Canada 109.64 Mar/17
Euro Area 103.80 Mar/17
France 112.80 Mar/17
Germany 104.70 Apr/17
Italy 106.76 Mar/17
Japan 112.20 Mar/17
Mexico 108.90 Apr/17
Netherlands 32.54 Mar/17
Russia -2.20 Dec/15
South Korea 98.10 Dec/16
Spain 102.20 Mar/17
Switzerland 100.36 Mar/17
United Kingdom 102.30 Dec/16
United States 107.50 Mar/17