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Table 4. Durable manufacturing sector: Labor productivity, hourly compensation, and unit labor costs, seasonally adjusted



Table 4. Durable 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            4.6           -0.9 r         -5.2 r          5.3 r         -2.9 r          0.7  
     I             1.0 r          6.6 r          5.5            1.8           -1.9            0.7 r

2020 ANNUAL       -0.2           -8.1           -8.0            6.8            5.5            7.0  

2020 IV            4.8           11.0            6.0           12.3            9.6            7.2  
     III          44.6           97.9           36.9          -16.1          -19.9          -42.0  
     II          -20.3          -54.4          -42.8           29.7           33.9           62.7  
     I            -2.6          -10.0           -7.6            6.9            5.8            9.7  

2019 ANNUAL       -1.7           -1.8            0.0            2.3            0.4            4.1  

2019 IV           -1.0           -2.0           -1.1           10.2            7.4           11.3  
     III          -1.0           -0.2            0.8           -2.4           -3.6           -1.4  
     II           -1.0           -3.3           -2.4            0.9           -2.4            1.9  
     I            -2.9           -5.7           -2.9            5.8            5.0            8.9  
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                    Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year

2021 II           12.5 r         23.4 r          9.7 r          0.2           -4.4 r        -10.9 r
     I             5.1 r          1.6           -3.3            5.6            3.6            0.5  

2020 ANNUAL       -0.2           -8.1           -8.0            6.8            5.5            7.0  

2020 IV            4.1           -2.6           -6.4            6.9            5.6            2.6  
     III           2.7           -5.6           -8.0            6.4            5.1            3.6  
     II           -6.6          -20.4          -14.8           10.5           10.1           18.3  
     I            -1.4           -4.0           -2.6            3.8            1.7            5.3  

2019 ANNUAL       -1.7           -1.8            0.0            2.3            0.4            4.1  

2019 IV           -1.5           -2.9           -1.4            3.5            1.5            5.1  
     III          -2.0           -2.4           -0.4            1.3           -0.5            3.4  
     II           -2.0           -1.7            0.3            2.6            0.8            4.7  
     I            -1.5           -0.1            1.4            1.6            0.0            3.1  
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                                         Indexes 2012=100

2021 II          101.6 r        100.8 r         99.3 r        128.1 r        109.3 r        126.1 r
     I           100.5 r        101.1 r        100.6          126.5          110.1          125.9 r

2020 ANNUAL       96.4           94.4           97.9          123.8          109.6          128.5  

2020 IV          100.2           99.5           99.3          126.0          110.6          125.7  
     III          99.0           96.9           97.8          122.4          108.1          123.5  
     II           90.3           81.7           90.5          127.9          114.3          141.6  
     I            95.6           99.4          104.0          119.8          106.2          125.3  

2019 ANNUAL       96.6          102.7          106.4          116.0          104.0          120.1  

2019 IV           96.2          102.1          106.1          117.8          104.7          122.5  
     III          96.4          102.6          106.4          115.0          102.9          119.2  
     II           96.7          102.7          106.2          115.7          103.8          119.6  
     I            96.9          103.5          106.8          115.4          104.5          119.1  
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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