Table 2. Nonfarm business sector: Labor productivity, hourly compensation, unit labor costs, and prices, seasonally adjusted



Table 2. Nonfarm business sector: Labor productivity, hourly compensation, unit labor costs, and
prices, seasonally adjusted.
                                                          Real
                                               Hourly     hourly                Unit       Implicit
Year          Labor                            compen-    compen-     Unit      nonlabor   price
and           produc-               Hours      sation     sation      labor     payments   deflator
quarter       tivity     Output     worked     (1)        (2)         costs     (3)        (4)
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                      Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate (5)

2017 III       3.0         3.8        0.8        3.5        1.5        0.5        4.3        2.1  
     II        1.5         3.9 r      2.4 r      1.8        2.1        0.3 r      1.0        0.6  
     I         0.1         1.8        1.6        4.9        1.7        4.8       -3.9        0.9  

2016 ANNUAL   -0.1         1.5        1.6        1.0       -0.2        1.1        1.4        1.2  

2016 IV        1.3         2.2        1.0       -4.5       -7.3       -5.7       13.9        2.3  
     III       2.5         3.3        0.8        2.5        0.7        0.1        3.1        1.3  
     II        0.8         2.5        1.7        4.8        2.4        3.9        0.0        2.2  
     I        -1.2         0.2        1.4       -3.8       -3.9       -2.7        5.8        0.9  

2015 ANNUAL    1.3         3.4        2.1        3.1        3.0        1.8       -0.3        0.9  

2015 IV       -2.6         0.3        2.9        4.5        4.1        7.2       -8.8        0.1  
     III       1.3         1.3        0.0        1.1       -0.4       -0.2        3.0        1.2  
     II        1.3         3.3        2.0        3.6        1.2        2.3        1.5        1.9  
     I         2.7         4.0        1.2        3.3        6.0        0.6       -0.9        0.0  
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                    Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year

2017 III       1.5         2.9        1.4        1.4       -0.6       -0.1        3.6        1.5  
     II        1.3         2.8        1.4 r      1.1       -0.8       -0.2        3.3        1.3  
     I         1.2         2.5        1.3        1.9       -0.7        0.7        3.1        1.7  

2016 ANNUAL   -0.1         1.5        1.6        1.0       -0.2        1.1        1.4        1.2  

2016 IV        0.8         2.1        1.2       -0.3       -2.1       -1.2        5.6        1.7  
     III      -0.1         1.6        1.7        1.9        0.8        2.1       -0.1        1.1  
     II       -0.4         1.1        1.5        1.6        0.5        2.0       -0.2        1.1  
     I        -0.3         1.3        1.6        1.3        0.2        1.6        0.2        1.0  

2015 ANNUAL    1.3         3.4        2.1        3.1        3.0        1.8       -0.3        0.9  

2015 IV        0.7         2.2        1.5        3.1        2.7        2.4       -1.4        0.8  
     III       0.8         2.7        1.9        3.3        3.1        2.4       -1.3        0.8  
     II        1.6         4.1        2.5        3.8        3.8        2.2       -0.5        1.0  
     I         1.9         4.7        2.8        2.3        2.3        0.4        2.0        1.1  
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                                         Indexes 2009=100

2017 III     108.9       124.3      114.2      118.6      103.8      109.0      117.0      112.3  
     II      108.1 r     123.1 r    113.9 r    117.6 r    103.4 r    108.8 r    115.7 r    111.7 r
     I       107.7       122.0      113.3      117.1      102.9      108.7      115.5      111.5  

2016 ANNUAL  107.0       120.2      112.4      116.0      103.7      108.4      113.4      110.5  

2016 IV      107.6       121.4      112.8      115.7      102.4      107.5      116.6      111.3  
     III     107.3       120.8      112.5      117.0      104.4      109.1      112.9      110.7  
     II      106.6       119.8      112.3      116.3      104.2      109.1      112.0      110.3  
     I       106.4       119.0      111.9      114.9      103.6      108.0      112.0      109.7  

2015 ANNUAL  107.1       118.5      110.7      114.8      103.9      107.2      111.8      109.1  

2015 IV      106.7       119.0      111.5      116.1      104.6      108.7      110.4      109.5  
     III     107.4       118.9      110.7      114.8      103.6      106.9      113.0      109.4  
     II      107.1       118.5      110.7      114.5      103.7      106.9      112.2      109.1  
     I       106.7       117.6      110.1      113.5      103.4      106.3      111.8      108.6  
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See footnotes following Table 6.                                                   November 2, 2017
r=revised                                                        Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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