United States Nonfarm Labour Productivity  1950-2016 | Data | Chart

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity in the United States decreased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1 percent quarter-on-quarter during the first quarter of 2016, following a downwardly revised 1.7 percent drop in the previous period and below market expectations of 1.4 percent fall, preliminary figures showed. While output increased 0.4 percent, hours worked went up 1.5 percent. Productivity has only risen in two of the last six quarters. Compared with the same quarter in the previous year, productivity increased 0.6 percent. Productivity in the United States averaged 61.80 Index Points from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 106.59 Index Points in the third quarter of 2015 and a record low of 27.57 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950. Productivity in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.86 106.13 106.59 27.57 1950 - 2016 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2009=100
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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-04 01:30 PM Q4 -3.0% 2.1% -1.8% 1.3%
2016-03-03 01:30 PM Q4 -2.2% 2.0% -3.2% -3.0%
2016-05-04 12:30 PM Q1 -1% -1.7% -1.4% -1.6%
2016-06-07 12:30 PM Q1 -1.7% -1% -1%
2016-08-09 12:30 PM Q2
2016-09-01 12:30 PM Q2

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.00 5.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 160.00 215.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -11.00 20.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 171.00 195.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 -29.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 278.00 294.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2152.00 2165.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 156.00 205.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151004.00 151320.00 151320.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7920.00 7966.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.29 1.39 2.80 1.29 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 10.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.86 106.13 106.59 27.57 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.67 108.59 109.67 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5729.00 5291.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5757.00 5608.00 5757.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 65100.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.45 21.40 21.45 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.70 4.34 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.41 20.28 20.41 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -0.90 -2.10 28.50 -43.60 [+]
Population 321.57 319.07 321.57 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 Low Skilled 1750.00 1650.00 1750.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4140.00 4090.00 4140.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2600.00 2740.00 2740.00 2600.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1620.00 1670.00 1670.00 1620.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27797.00 27818.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 123194.00 123447.00 123447.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.90 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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Australia 101.60 Dec/15
Austria 107.70 Dec/15
Belgium 101.00 Dec/15
Brazil 114.72 Mar/16
Bulgaria 129.20 Dec/15
Canada 106.38 Dec/15
Croatia 108.40 Mar/16
Cyprus 104.80 Dec/15
Czech Republic 108.10 Dec/15
Denmark 120.48 Dec/15
Estonia 109.30 Dec/15
Euro Area 102.50 Dec/15
European Union 105.80 Dec/15
Finland 101.70 Dec/15
France 111.66 Dec/15
Germany 103.10 Mar/16
Greece 91.50 Dec/15
Hong Kong 153.00 Dec/14
Hungary 110.30 Dec/15
Ireland 113.50 Dec/15
Italy 110.22 Dec/15
Japan 95.10 Feb/16
Latvia 124.40 Dec/15
Lithuania 104.10 Mar/16
Luxembourg 107.20 Dec/15
Malta 114.20 Dec/15
Mauritius 118.90 Dec/15
Mexico 108.30 Mar/16
Netherlands 31.36 Dec/15
New Zealand 171.61 Dec/15
Norway 122.51 Mar/16
Poland 126.40 Dec/15
Portugal 101.10 Dec/15
Romania 144.70 Dec/15
Russia 201.63 Dec/10
Singapore 118.30 Dec/15
Slovakia 113.50 Dec/15
Slovenia 101.50 Dec/15
South Korea 97.90 Dec/15
Spain 108.20 Dec/15
Sweden 104.80 Dec/15
Switzerland 123.93 Dec/15
Taiwan 113.61 Feb/16
United Kingdom 102.50 Dec/15
United States 105.86 Mar/16