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 a downwardly revised 3.3 percent rise in the previous period and below market expectations of an 1.5 percent gain. Output per worker increased 2.4 percent and hours worked rose 1 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 62.34 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)
2016-12-06 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 1.3% 3.3% 1.5% 1.3%
2017-05-04 12:30 PM Q1
2017-06-01 12:30 PM Q1
2017-08-09 12:30 PM Q2




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 98.00 219.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 89.00 221.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 9.00 -2.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 11.00 26.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 244.00 234.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1979.00 2028.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 263.00 245.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153000.00 152528.00 153000.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7202.00 7528.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.00 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.05 1.13 2.80 1.05 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.10 9.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.21 110.75 111.21 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5592.00 5582.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5743.00 5625.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 43310.00 36957.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.90 21.86 21.90 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.69 20.63 20.69 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 3.76 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 0.40 1.50 32.40 -49.00 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 27603.00 27554.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125507.00 125031.00 125507.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.00 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 April 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 Dec/16
Austria 108.90 Dec/16
Belgium 100.10 Dec/16
Brazil 140.21 Mar/17
Bulgaria 133.60 Dec/16
Canada 108.04 Dec/16
Croatia 101.60 Feb/17
Cyprus 104.10 Dec/16
Czech Republic 114.70 Dec/16
Denmark 124.62 Dec/16
Estonia 112.80 Dec/16
Euro Area 103.60 Dec/16
European Union 106.90 Dec/16
Finland 104.60 Dec/16
France 112.04 Dec/16
Germany 104.00 Feb/17
Greece 93.60 Dec/16
Hong Kong 155.20 Dec/15
Hungary 113.00 Dec/16
Ireland 141.90 Dec/16
Italy 105.44 Dec/16
Japan 104.80 Jan/17
Latvia 125.80 Dec/16
Lithuania 116.20 Dec/16
Luxembourg 109.60 Dec/16
Malta 118.80 Dec/16
Mauritius 118.90 Dec/15
Mexico 110.90 Feb/17
Netherlands 32.03 Dec/16
New Zealand 166.55 Dec/16
Norway 123.60 Dec/16
Poland 130.90 Dec/16
Portugal 103.70 Dec/16
Romania 156.80 Dec/16
Russia 0.90 Dec/14
Singapore 118.80 Dec/16
Slovakia 117.00 Dec/16
Slovenia 100.60 Dec/16
South Korea 96.30 Sep/16
Spain 109.50 Dec/16
Sweden 106.10 Dec/16
Switzerland 98.71 Dec/16
Taiwan 116.43 Jan/17
Thailand 113.30 Dec/16
United Kingdom 102.30 Dec/16
United States 107.40 Dec/16