December 1, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)
Third quarter 2011 productivity growth revised downward
|Measure||Quarterly percent change at annual rate|
Productivity (Output per hour)
Unit labor costs
These data are featured in the TED article, Third quarter 2011 productivity growth revised downward.
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.