February 12, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Productivity increases, output and hours decline in 2009

Annual average changes in productivity and related measures, nonfarm business sector, 20052009
Year Productivity Output Hours

2005

1.7 3.4 1.7

2006

0.9 3.1 2.2

2007

1.8 2.3 0.5

2008

1.8 -0.1 -1.9

2009 (P)

2.9 -3.6 -6.4

Footnotes:
(P) = Preliminary

These data featured in the TED article, Productivity increases, output and hours decline in 2009.

 

 

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