May 10, 2010

First quarter 2010 over-the-year productivity growth

Change in nonfarm business productivity, seasonally adjusted, first quarter 1960–first quarter 2010
Quarter Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year
Hours Output Output per hour

1960 I

2.3 5.7 3.4

1960 II

0.5 1.1 0.6

1960 III

0.2 1.1 0.9

1960 IV

-0.7 -0.9 -0.2

1961 I

-1.9 -3.1 -1.3

1961 II

-2.3 0.7 3.0

1961 III

-1.1 3.0 4.2

1961 IV

1.1 7.7 6.5

1962 I

2.0 9.2 7.0

1962 II

3.5 7.5 3.9

1962 III

2.6 6.6 3.8

1962 IV

0.7 4.2 3.5

1963 I

0.9 3.4 2.4

1963 II

0.4 3.9 3.5

1963 III

0.9 5.2 4.3

1963 IV

2.3 6.1 3.7

1965 I

3.6 7.9 4.1

1964 II

3.4 7.3 3.8

1964 III

3.8 6.3 2.5

1964 IV

4.0 5.4 1.4

1965 I

3.7 5.6 1.9

1965 II

4.2 6.1 1.8

1965 III

3.8 6.8 2.8

1965 IV

3.8 9.8 5.8

1966 I

3.7 9.6 5.7

1966 II

3.7 8.2 4.4

1966 III

3.9 6.7 2.7

1966 IV

2.6 4.2 1.5

1967 I

1.1 2.0 0.9

1967 II

-0.5 1.4 2.0

1967 III

-0.7 1.5 2.2

1967 IV

0.1 1.9 1.8

1968 I

0.3 3.7 3.3

1968 II

1.9 5.9 3.9

1968 III

2.3 5.9 3.5

1968 IV

2.5 5.5 3.0

1969 I

3.3 4.8 1.5

1969 II

3.2 2.9 -0.3

1969 III

3.0 2.9 -0.1

1969 IV

2.0 1.7 -0.4

1970 I

0.7 -0.2 -0.9

1970 II

-1.5 -0.1 1.5

1970 III

-2.5 0.4 2.9

1970 IV

-3.0 -0.5 2.5

1971 I

-2.1 3.0 5.3

1971 II

-0.5 3.5 4.0

1971 III

0.0 3.4 3.3

1971 IV

1.9 5.3 3.4

1972 I

2.6 4.4 1.7

1972 II

3.0 6.6 3.5

1972 III

3.6 6.9 3.2

1972 IV

3.6 8.6 4.9

1973 I

3.9 10.0 5.9

1973 II

4.2 8.2 3.8

1973 III

4.3 6.7 2.2

1973 IV

3.8 4.6 0.8

1974 I

1.8 0.1 -1.7

1974 II

1.0 -1.0 -2.0

1974 III

0.0 -2.2 -2.1

1974 IV

-2.2 -2.7 -0.6

1975 I

-4.8 -4.4 0.4

1975 II

-5.9 -3.8 2.3

1975 III

-4.8 -0.4 4.6

1975 IV

-1.5 2.1 3.7

1976 I

3.4 7.9 4.4

1976 II

4.4 8.2 3.6

1976 III

3.8 6.5 2.6

1976 IV

2.6 5.5 2.8

1977 I

2.0 3.9 1.9

1977 II

4.0 5.4 1.4

1977 III

4.7 7.1 2.3

1977 IV

5.1 5.8 0.7

1978 I

4.5 4.7 0.2

1978 II

5.5 7.3 1.7

1978 III

5.3 6.0 0.7

1978 IV

5.5 8.3 2.6

1979 I

5.8 7.4 1.6

1979 II

3.2 2.5 -0.7

1979 III

3.2 2.4 -0.8

1979 IV

2.2 0.6 -1.5

1980 I

1.2 1.0 -0.2

1980 II

-1.0 -2.0 -1.0

1980 III

-2.2 -2.8 -0.5

1980 IV

-1.2 -0.6 0.7

1981 I

-0.4 1.4 1.9

1981 II

1.4 3.1 1.7

1981 III

1.8 4.1 2.2

1981 IV

0.2 0.0 -0.2

1982 I

-2.0 -4.3 -2.4

1982 II

-1.6 -2.5 -0.8

1982 III

-2.3 -3.8 -1.6

1982 IV

-2.8 -2.3 0.6

1983 I

-0.6 1.8 2.5

1983 II

0.1 4.7 4.6

1983 III

2.8 8.3 5.4

1983 IV

5.6 10.9 5.0

1984 I

7.1 11.0 3.6

1984 II

7.3 9.3 1.9

1984 III

5.7 7.2 1.5

1984 IV

4.4 5.6 1.1

1985 I

3.3 4.7 1.4

1985 II

2.6 3.6 1.0

1985 III

2.4 4.4 1.9

1985 IV

2.2 4.5 2.2

1986 I

1.3 4.7 3.4

1986 II

0.4 4.2 3.9

1986 III

0.6 3.6 2.9

1986 IV

0.9 3.1 2.2

1987 I

2.2 2.5 0.3

1987 II

3.1 3.3 0.2

1987 III

3.3 3.0 -0.3

1987 IV

3.5 4.5 0.9

1988 I

2.4 4.3 1.9

1988 II

3.3 4.9 1.5

1988 III

2.8 4.7 1.8

1988 IV

2.9 4.4 1.4

1989 I

3.8 4.6 0.7

1989 II

2.8 3.5 0.7

1989 III

2.7 3.8 1.1

1989 IV

1.6 2.2 0.6

1990 I

0.9 2.7 1.8

1990 II

0.0 2.2 2.3

1990 III

-0.9 1.2 2.1

1990 IV

-1.4 -0.3 1.1

1991 I

-2.7 -2.1 0.6

1991 II

-2.8 -1.6 1.3

1991 III

-2.3 -0.8 1.5

1991 IV

-1.9 0.9 2.8

1992 I

-1.3 2.9 4.3

1992 II

-0.3 3.2 3.5

1992 III

0.0 3.9 3.9

1992 IV

0.8 5.0 4.2

1993 I

2.1 3.9 1.8

1993 II

2.9 3.5 0.6

1993 III

3.2 3.2 0.0

1993 IV

3.4 3.3 -0.1

1994 I

2.9 4.1 1.2

1994 II

3.4 5.0 1.6

1994 III

4.2 4.8 0.6

1994 IV

3.9 4.8 0.8

1995 I

4.2 4.1 -0.1

1995 II

2.6 2.7 0.1

1995 III

2.4 3.3 0.9

1995 IV

1.9 2.6 0.7

1996 I

1.0 3.0 1.9

1996 II

1.8 4.8 2.9

1996 III

1.6 4.7 3.1

1996 IV

2.7 5.2 2.4

1997 I

4.0 5.2 1.1

1997 II

3.7 5.0 1.2

1997 III

3.5 5.3 1.7

1997 IV

2.8 4.9 2.1

1998 I

2.2 5.3 3.0

1998 II

2.1 4.6 2.4

1998 III

1.7 4.7 3.0

1998 IV

2.6 6.0 3.4

1999 I

2.0 5.9 3.8

1999 II

2.3 5.6 3.2

1999 III

2.8 5.6 2.7

1999 IV

1.7 5.4 3.6

2000 I

2.1 4.4 2.3

2000 II

1.4 6.0 4.5

2000 III

0.8 4.4 3.6

2000 IV

0.0 2.9 2.9

2001 I

-0.5 2.4 2.9

2001 II

-1.6 0.9 2.5

2001 III

-2.7 0.3 3.1

2001 IV

-3.4 0.0 3.5

2002 I

-4.1 1.7 6.1

2002 II

-2.9 1.3 4.3

2002 III

-2.1 2.5 4.7

2002 IV

-0.8 2.3 3.1

2003 I

-0.6 1.3 1.9

2003 II

-1.1 2.0 3.1

2003 III

-0.6 3.9 4.6

2003 IV

-0.3 4.7 5.0

2004 I

0.7 5.1 4.3

2004 II

1.1 5.0 3.9

2004 III

1.5 3.2 1.7

2004 IV

1.7 3.2 1.5

2005 I

1.4 3.8 2.3

2005 II

2.0 3.2 1.2

2005 III

1.6 3.4 1.7

2005 IV

1.6 3.1 1.5

2006 I

2.4 3.6 1.2

2006 II

2.0 3.4 1.5

2006 III

2.2 2.5 0.2

2006 IV

1.9 2.9 1.0

2007 I

0.9 1.5 0.6

2007 II

1.1 2.1 1.0

2007 III

0.3 3.2 2.9

2007 IV

-0.3 2.6 2.9

2008 I

-0.6 1.9 2.5

2008 II

-1.4 1.3 2.7

2008 III

-2.2 -0.7 1.6

2008 IV

-4.4 -3.0 1.4

2009 I

-6.5 -4.8 1.8

2009 II

-8.1 -5.4 2.9

2009 III

-8.2 -3.9 4.6

2009 IV

-5.6 -0.3 5.6

2010 I

-3.0 3.1 6.3

These data featured in the TED article, First quarter 2010 over-the-year productivity growth.

 

 

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