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Productivity falls 2.2% in 4th quarter 2015 (annual rate); unit labor costs rise 3.3%

03/03/2016

Productivity decreased 2.2 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2015; unit labor costs increased 3.3 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 0.7 percent and unit labor costs increased 3.2 percent.
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Productivity rises in 49% of manufacturing and mining industries in 2015

04/07/2016

Labor productivity rose in 29 of 59 manufacturing industries and two of four mining industries in 2015. Output and hours worked increased in fewer industries in 2015 than in the previous year.
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Productivity rose in 30 of 49 detailed trade and food services industries in 2014

08/06/2015

Labor productivity rose in wholesale trade, retail trade, and food services and drinking places in 2014. Within these sectors, productivity increased in nearly two-thirds of the detailed industries studied.
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Productivity rose in 60% of detailed service-providing industries covered in 2014

06/10/2015

Labor productivity rose in 60 percent of the 25 detailed service-providing industries covered in 2014. Output and hours increased in more industries in 2014 than in the previous year.
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