March 4, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Productivity in the fourth quarter of 2010

Previous and revised productivity and related measures, nonfarm business and manufacturing, fourth quarter 2010 (quarterly percent change at seasonally adjusted annual rates)
Industry sector and measure Quarterly percent change at annual rate
Previous Revised

Nonfarm business

   

Productivity

2.6 2.6

Output

4.5 4.0

Hours

1.8 1.4

Unit labor costs

-0.6 -0.6

Manufacturing

   

Productivity

5.8 5.9

Output

3.7 4.4

Hours

-2.0 -1.4

Unit labor costs

-2.9 -2.7

These data are featured in the TED article, Productivity in the fourth quarter of 2010.

 

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