May 10, 2010
First quarter 2010 overtheyear productivity growth
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 overtheyear productivity growth.
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