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Productivity rises 3.1% in 3rd quarter 2016 (annual rate); unit labor costs rise 0.7%

12/06/2016

Productivity increased 3.1 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the third quarter of 2016; unit labor costs increased 0.7 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 0.4 percent and unit labor costs increased 3.3 percent.
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2015 productivity up in about 2/3 of wholesale & retail trade and food services industries

08/10/2016

Labor productivity rose in wholesale trade, retail trade, and food services and drinking places in 2015. Unit labor costs also rose in all three industry groups.
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Productivity rises in 15 of 28 selected service-providing industries in 2015

05/18/2016

Labor productivity rose in 15 of 28 service-providing industries in 2015. Output increased in fewer industries in 2015 than in 2014, while hours worked increased in more industries.
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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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