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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), 1st quarter 2022
Quarter Percent change from previous quarter (annual rate) Percent change from same quarter a year ago

Q1 2012

8.0% 0.1%

Q2 2012

0.3% 1.0%

Q3 2012

0.8% 0.2%

Q4 2012

12.5% 5.3%

Q1 2013

-7.7% 1.2%

Q2 2013

4.3% 2.2%

Q3 2013

-2.9% 1.3%

Q4 2013

0.0% -1.7%

Q1 2014

12.5% 3.3%

Q2 2014

-5.4% 0.8%

Q3 2014

-0.9% 1.3%

Q4 2014

6.7% 3.0%

Q1 2015

1.8% 0.5%

Q2 2015

2.2% 2.4%

Q3 2015

1.4% 3.0%

Q4 2015

1.5% 1.7%

Q1 2016

-1.0% 1.0%

Q2 2016

1.4% 0.8%

Q3 2016

0.1% 0.5%

Q4 2016

2.0% 0.6%

Q1 2017

3.7% 1.8%

Q2 2017

2.5% 2.1%

Q3 2017

1.7% 2.5%

Q4 2017

4.0% 3.0%

Q1 2018

1.2% 2.4%

Q2 2018

-0.4% 1.6%

Q3 2018

3.8% 2.2%

Q4 2018

1.7% 1.6%

Q1 2019

5.7% 2.7%

Q2 2019

-2.8% 2.1%

Q3 2019

-0.9% 0.9%

Q4 2019

3.8% 1.4%

Q1 2020

11.5% 2.7%

Q2 2020

10.3% 6.0%

Q3 2020

-10.3% 3.4%

Q4 2020

13.8% 5.8%

Q1 2021

-2.7% 2.3%

Q2 2021

5.8% 1.2%

Q3 2021

10.6% 6.7%

Q4 2021

1.0% 3.6%

Q1 2022

11.6% 7.2%