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Unit labor costs, nonfarm business, percent change from same quarter a year ago, and from previous quarter

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Unit labor costs, nonfarm business, percent change from same quarter a year ago, and from previous quarter (annual rate), 3rd quarter 2020
Quarter Percent change from previous quarter (annual rate) Percent change from same quarter a year ago

Q3 2010

-0.5% -1.2%

Q4 2010

0.8% -0.3%

Q1 2011

10.5% 3.4%

Q2 2011

-3.4% 1.7%

Q3 2011

4.5% 3.0%

Q4 2011

-7.6% 0.8%

Q1 2012

8.2% 0.2%

Q2 2012

0.3% 1.2%

Q3 2012

1.2% 0.3%

Q4 2012

12.6% 5.4%

Q1 2013

-7.8% 1.3%

Q2 2013

4.4% 2.3%

Q3 2013

-2.9% 1.3%

Q4 2013

-0.2% -1.7%

Q1 2014

12.4% 3.3%

Q2 2014

-5.7% 0.7%

Q3 2014

-1.1% 1.1%

Q4 2014

6.2% 2.7%

Q1 2015

1.6% 0.2%

Q2 2015

1.7% 2.1%

Q3 2015

0.5% 2.5%

Q4 2015

2.0% 1.5%

Q1 2016

-0.9% 0.8%

Q2 2016

1.3% 0.7%

Q3 2016

0.5% 0.7%

Q4 2016

1.7% 0.6%

Q1 2017

2.9% 1.6%

Q2 2017

2.5% 1.9%

Q3 2017

2.7% 2.4%

Q4 2017

4.1% 3.0%

Q1 2018

0.0% 2.3%

Q2 2018

0.2% 1.7%

Q3 2018

4.5% 2.2%

Q4 2018

1.0% 1.4%

Q1 2019

4.8% 2.6%

Q2 2019

-0.6% 2.4%

Q3 2019

-0.4% 1.2%

Q4 2019

1.7% 1.4%

Q1 2020

9.6% 2.5%

Q2 2020

12.3% 5.7%

Q3 2020

-6.6% 4.0%