November 06, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Nonfarm business labor productivity up 9.5 percent in third quarter 2009

Change in nonfarm business productivity, seasonally adjusted, first quarter 1999–third quarter 2009 (percent change from previous quarter at annual rate)
Quarter Percent change

1999 I

3.9

1999 II

0.3

1999 III

3.3

1999 IV

7.1

2000 I

-1.5

2000 II

9.4

2000 III

0.1

2000 IV

4

2001 I

-1.3

2001 II

7.4

2001 III

2.5

2001 IV

5.8

2002 I

8.8

2002 II

0.5

2002 III

3.8

2002 IV

-0.3

2003 I

3.7

2003 II

5.3

2003 III

9.7

2003 IV

1.5

2004 I

0.9

2004 II

3.7

2004 III

0.7

2004 IV

0.8

2005 I

3.9

2005 II

-0.6

2005 III

2.9

2005 IV

-0.4

2006 I

2.8

2006 II

0.6

2006 III

-1.9

2006 IV

2.4

2007 I

1.2

2007 II

2.8

2007 III

5.5

2007 IV

2

2008 I

-0.1

2008 II

3.1

2008 III

-0.1

2008 IV

0.8

2009 I

0.3

2009 II

6.9

2009 III

9.5

These data featured in the TED article, Nonfarm business labor productivity up 9.5 percent in third quarter 2009.

 

 

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