February 3, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Productivity, output, and hours worked, fourth quarter 2011

Percent change in productivity, output, and hours from fourth quarter 2010 to fourth quarter 2011 (p)
Industry Productivity Output Hours

Nonfarm business

0.5 2.3 1.8

Business

0.2 2.0 1.8

Manufacturing

     

Total

1.7 4.3 2.5

Durable goods

3.0 7.4 4.3

Nondurable goods

1.6 1.2 -0.4

Footnotes:
(p) preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Productivity, output, and hours worked, fourth quarter 2011.

 

 

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