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Corrected hours worked and labor productivity for Labor Productivity and Costs, First Quarter 2021

The BLS Productivity program discovered processing errors in the first quarter 2021 estimates of hours worked for the business, manufacturing, and nonfinancial corporate sectors. The error in hours worked resulted in errors for first quarter 2021 hours worked and related measures, including labor productivity. Initial estimates of the corrected first quarter 2021 productivity data are as follows (note these corrected measures do not include updated source data on output and hours released after the respective publication dates):

Preliminary 2021Q1 data originally published May 6
Published 2021Q1 PreliminaryCorrectedDifference

Labor productivityHours workedLabor productivityHours workedLabor productivityHours worked

Nonfarm Business

5.42.94.53.7-0.90.8

Business

5.42.84.53.6-0.80.8

Manufacturing

0.12.3-0.63.0-0.70.7

Nondurable Manufacturing

0.3-0.20.00.1-0.30.3

Durable Manufacturing

0.73.9-0.34.9-0.91.0

Revised 2021Q1 data originally published June 3
Published 2021Q1 RevisedCorrectedDifference

Labor productivityHours workedLabor productivityHours workedLabor productivityHours worked

Nonfarm Business

5.43.04.53.9-0.90.9

Business

5.22.94.33.8-0.90.9

Manufacturing

-1.73.1-2.43.8-0.70.8

Nondurable Manufacturing

-3.70.7-4.01.0-0.30.4

Durable Manufacturing

1.14.60.15.6-1.01.0

Nonfinancial Corporations

5.82.84.93.7-1.00.9

Last Modified Date: July 20, 2021