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

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity in the United States increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3 percent during the fourth quarter of 2016, following an upwardly revised 3.5 percent rise in the previous period and above market expectations of 1 percent, according to preliminary estimates. Output per worker increased 2.2 percent and hours worked rose 0.9 percent. Year-on-year, productivity went up 1 percent. In 2016, productivity advanced 0.2 percent, the smallest gain since 2011. Productivity in the United States averaged 62.35 Index Points from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 107.40 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2016 and a record low of 27.60 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-03 12:30 PM Q3 3.1% -0.2% 2%
2016-12-06 01:30 PM Q3 3.1% -0.2% 3.3% 3.1%
2017-02-02 01:30 PM Q4 1.3% 3.5% 1%
2017-03-08 01:30 PM Q4 3.1% 1.3% 1.3%
2017-05-04 12:30 PM Q1
2017-06-01 12:30 PM Q1




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 227.00 157.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 237.00 165.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -10.00 -8.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 5.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 244.00 238.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2060.00 2077.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 246.00 151.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152081.00 152111.00 152111.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7635.00 7529.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.16 1.15 2.80 1.15 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.00 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.10 110.60 111.10 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5040.00 5246.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5501.00 5505.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 45934.00 33627.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.84 21.80 21.84 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.57 3.59 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.70 20.67 20.70 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.30 0.60 32.40 -49.00 [+]
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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
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 27405.00 27895.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124705.00 124248.00 124705.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.90 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 1950 - 2016 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2009=100



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Australia 101.90 Sep/16
Austria 104.40 Sep/16
Belgium 112.60 Sep/16
Brazil 131.76 Jan/17
Bulgaria 124.60 Sep/16
Canada 107.78 Sep/16
Croatia 105.70 Dec/16
Cyprus 107.70 Sep/16
Czech Republic 117.00 Sep/16
Denmark 123.33 Sep/16
Estonia 108.80 Sep/16
Euro Area 103.40 Sep/16
European Union 103.60 Sep/16
Finland 103.70 Sep/16
France 111.68 Sep/16
Germany 102.60 Dec/16
Greece 99.50 Sep/16
Hong Kong 155.20 Dec/15
Hungary 103.50 Sep/16
Ireland 140.90 Sep/16
Italy 106.51 Sep/16
Japan 99.80 Dec/16
Latvia 122.70 Sep/16
Lithuania 116.20 Dec/16
Luxembourg 100.20 Sep/16
Malta 122.20 Sep/16
Mauritius 118.90 Dec/15
Mexico 105.60 Dec/16
Netherlands 32.03 Dec/16
New Zealand 167.96 Sep/16
Norway 123.60 Dec/16
Poland 108.10 Sep/16
Portugal 112.30 Sep/16
Romania 146.00 Sep/16
Russia 0.90 Dec/14
Singapore 118.80 Dec/16
Slovakia 123.70 Sep/16
Slovenia 111.90 Sep/16
South Korea 96.30 Sep/16
Spain 111.40 Sep/16
Sweden 113.70 Sep/16
Switzerland 98.37 Sep/16
Taiwan 107.53 Dec/16
Thailand 103.77 Sep/16
United Kingdom 102.40 Sep/16
United States 107.40 Dec/16