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Q1 2019
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US Nonfarm Business Labor Productivity Growth - Quarterly
US Productivity
at an annualized rate of 3.6% in Q1, the most since Sep 2014
Released: 02-May-19 | Next Release: 06-Jun-19
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First Quarter 2019, Preliminary

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 3.6 percent in the first quarter of 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, as output increased 4.1 percent and hours worked increased 0.5 percent. (All quarterly percent changes in this release are seasonally adjusted annual rates.) From the first quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, productivity increased 2.4 percent, reflecting a 3.9-percent increase in output and a 1.5-percent increase in hours worked. (See table A1.) The four-quarter increase in productivity is the largest since a 2.7-percent gain in the third quarter of 2010.

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