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Productivity and costs by sector, percent change from same quarter a year ago

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Productivity and costs by sector, percent change from same quarter a year ago, 3rd quarter 2020
Sector Business Nonfarm business Manufacturing Durable goods Nondurable goods

Labor productivity (output per hour)

4.3 4.1 0.7 0.4 0.5

Output

-3.2 -3.4 -6.1 -7.4 -4.6

Hours worked

-7.2 -7.2 -6.8 -7.8 -5.0

Unit labor costs

2.4 2.5 3.8 4.1 4.6

Hourly compensation

6.7 6.7 4.6 4.5 5.0

Real hourly compensation

5.4 5.3 3.3 3.2 3.7