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Table 3. Manufacturing sector: Labor productivity, hourly compensation, and unit labor costs, seasonally adjusted



Table 3. Manufacturing sector: Labor productivity, hourly compensation, and unit labor costs,
seasonally adjusted.
                                                                             Real
Year              Labor                                       Hourly         hourly          Unit
and               produc-                      Hours          compensa-      compensa-       labor
quarter           tivity        Output         worked         tion (1)       tion (2)        costs
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                      Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate (5)

2021 II            8.0 r          5.5 r         -2.3 r          4.7 r         -3.4 r         -3.0 r
     I            -0.9 r          2.9 r          3.8            0.6           -3.1            1.5 r

2020 ANNUAL        0.3           -6.4           -6.6            6.8            5.4            6.5  

2020 IV            3.1           11.0            7.6           10.5            7.9            7.2  
     III          19.4           56.2           30.8          -12.0          -16.0          -26.3  
     II          -10.3          -44.5          -38.1           27.2           31.3           41.9  
     I             1.8           -5.5           -7.2            7.8            6.7            6.0  

2019 ANNUAL       -1.4           -1.7           -0.2            2.8            1.0            4.3  

2019 IV           -1.6           -1.5            0.1            6.7            4.0            8.5  
     III          -1.3           -0.2            1.1           -1.1           -2.4            0.2  
     II           -2.0           -3.3           -1.4            1.7           -1.7            3.8  
     I            -1.1           -4.2           -3.1            6.2            5.4            7.4  
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                    Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year

2021 II            7.2 r         17.1 r          9.3 r          0.6           -4.0           -6.1 r
     I             2.3 r         -0.3 r         -2.5            5.6            3.7            3.3 r

2020 ANNUAL        0.3           -6.4           -6.6            6.8            5.4            6.5  

2020 IV            3.0           -2.4           -5.2            7.5            6.2            4.4  
     III           1.7           -5.2           -6.8            6.5            5.2            4.7  
     II           -3.0          -15.3          -12.7            9.7            9.2           13.1  
     I            -0.8           -2.7           -1.9            3.7            1.6            4.6  

2019 ANNUAL       -1.4           -1.7           -0.2            2.8            1.0            4.3  

2019 IV           -1.5           -2.3           -0.8            3.3            1.3            4.9  
     III          -1.8           -2.5           -0.7            2.3            0.5            4.2  
     II           -1.7           -1.8           -0.1            3.5            1.6            5.4  
     I            -0.7           -0.1            0.6            2.1            0.5            2.9  
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                                         Indexes 2012=100

2021 II           99.9 r        101.0 r        101.1 r        127.2 r        108.4 r        127.3 r
     I            98.0 r         99.7 r        101.7          125.7          109.4          128.3 r

2020 ANNUAL       96.2           95.4           99.2          123.2          109.1          128.1  

2020 IV           98.2           99.0          100.8          125.5          110.2          127.8  
     III          97.4           96.4           99.0          122.4          108.1          125.6  
     II           93.2           86.2           92.5          126.4          113.0          135.6  
     I            95.8           99.9          104.3          119.0          105.5          124.3  

2019 ANNUAL       95.9          101.9          106.2          115.4          103.5          120.3  

2019 IV           95.4          101.3          106.3          116.8          103.8          122.5  
     III          95.8          101.7          106.2          114.9          102.8          120.0  
     II           96.1          101.8          105.9          115.2          103.4          119.9  
     I            96.6          102.7          106.3          114.7          103.9          118.8  
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See footnotes following Table 6.                                                  September 2, 2021
r=revised                                                        Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: September 02, 2021