May 11, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Productivity in the first quarter of 2011

Change in nonfarm business and manufacturing productivity, seasonally adjusted, first quarter 2006–first quarter 2011 (percent change from previous quarter at annual rate)
Quarter Nonfarm Business Manufacturing

2006 I

2.8 -0.7

2006 II

0.2 -0.4

2006 III

-2.1 3.6

2006 IV

3.0 4.7

2007 I

0.3 5.5

2007 II

2.7 3.9

2007 III

3.8 3.2

2007 IV

3.6 5.7

2008 I

-1.3 1.2

2008 II

1.4 -6.5

2008 III

-1.8 -5.5

2008 IV

0.1 -6.8

2009 I

3.8 -2.9

2009 II

8.9 5.3

2009 III

6.5 12.4

2009 IV

6.7 6.9

2010 I

4.6 4.7

2010 II

-1.7 5.2

2010 III

2.3 2.1

2010 IV

2.9 5.1

2011 I (p)

1.6 6.3

Footnotes:
(p) =preliminary.

These data are featured in the TED article, Productivity in the first quarter of 2011.

 

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