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Table 3. Manufacturing sector: Labor productivity, hourly compensation, and unit labor costs, seasonally adjusted



Table 3. Manufacturing sector: Labor productivity, hourly compensation, and unit labor costs,
seasonally adjusted.
                                                                             Real
Year              Labor                                       Hourly         hourly          Unit
and               produc-                      Hours          compensa-      compensa-       labor
quarter           tivity        Output         worked         tion (1)       tion (2)        costs
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                      Percent change from previous quarter at annual rate (5)

2022 II            5.5            4.3           -1.1            4.9           -5.1           -0.5  
     I            -1.0 r          3.9 r          5.0 r          5.8 r         -3.1 r          6.9 r

2021 ANNUAL        2.6 r          5.8 r          3.2            4.5           -0.1            1.9 r

2021 IV           -0.2 r          5.9 r          6.1            9.6            1.6            9.8 r
     III          -2.5            3.8            6.4           -0.8           -7.0            1.7  
     II            9.4 r          5.7 r         -3.3           11.3            2.9            1.7 r
     I            -1.5 r          2.6 r          4.2            0.2           -3.8            1.7 r

2020 ANNUAL        0.2           -6.7           -6.8            7.0            5.7            6.8  

2020 IV            0.4 r          8.3 r          7.8           10.3            7.9            9.8 r
     III          17.8 r         53.0 r         29.9          -11.4          -15.4          -24.8 r
     II           -8.3 r        -43.2 r        -38.0           27.2           31.5           38.6 r
     I             2.0 r         -5.4 r         -7.3            8.0            6.6            5.8 r
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                    Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year

2022 II            0.4            4.5            4.1            4.8           -3.5            4.4  
     I             1.3 r          4.8 r          3.5 r          6.4           -1.5            5.0 r

2021 ANNUAL        2.6 r          5.8 r          3.2            4.5           -0.1            1.9 r

2021 IV            1.2            4.5            3.3            4.9           -1.7            3.7  
     III           1.4 r          5.1 r          3.7            5.1           -0.2            3.7 r
     II            6.3 r         15.8 r          9.0            2.2           -2.5           -3.9 r
     I             1.7 r         -0.8 r         -2.5            5.6            3.7            3.9 r

2020 ANNUAL        0.2           -6.7           -6.8            7.0            5.7            6.8  

2020 IV            2.6 r         -2.8 r         -5.3            7.6            6.3            4.9 r
     III           1.9           -5.4           -7.2            6.9            5.6            4.9 r
     II           -2.6 r        -15.2 r        -12.9           10.0            9.5           13.0 r
     I            -1.3           -3.2 r         -1.9            3.7            1.6            5.1  
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                                         Indexes 2012=100

2022 II           99.2          103.9          104.8          135.5          106.5          136.7  
     I            97.9 r        102.8 r        105.1 r        133.9 r        107.9 r        136.8 r

2021 ANNUAL       97.9 r        100.0 r        102.1          129.1          109.2          131.8 r

2021 IV           98.1 r        101.8 r        103.8          132.0          108.7          134.6 r
     III          98.2 r        100.4 r        102.3          129.0          108.3          131.4 r
     II           98.8 r         99.5 r        100.7          129.3          110.3          130.9 r
     I            96.6 r         98.1 r        101.6          125.9          109.5          130.3 r

2020 ANNUAL       95.4           94.5           99.0          123.5          109.3          129.4  

2020 IV           97.0 r         97.5 r        100.5          125.8          110.5          129.8 r
     III          96.8 r         95.5 r         98.7          122.8          108.5          126.8 r
     II           93.0 r         85.9 r         92.4          126.6          113.1          136.2 r
     I            95.0 r         98.9 r        104.2          119.2          105.6          125.5 r
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See footnotes following Table 6.                                                     August 9, 2022
r=revised                                                        Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Last Modified Date: August 09, 2022