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)

2018 ANNUAL        0.8 r          2.7 r          1.9 r          1.7 r         -0.7 r          0.9 r

2018 IV            2.0 r          2.7 r          0.8 r          4.3 r          2.7 r          2.2 r
     III           1.0 r          4.4 r          3.4 r          2.8 r          0.8 r          1.8 r
     II            1.2            2.6            1.4           -5.0           -7.0 r         -6.1  
     I            -0.1 r          2.0            2.1 r          5.4 r          2.1 r          5.5  

2017 ANNUAL        0.7            1.8            1.0            3.4 r          1.2 r          2.6  

2017 IV            4.0 r          5.5            1.4 r          1.2 r         -2.0 r         -2.7  
     III          -4.8 r         -1.9            3.1 r          2.6 r          0.4 r          7.8  
     II            3.2 r          2.9           -0.4 r          2.7 r          2.6 r         -0.5  
     I             0.4 r          2.2            1.7 r          4.7 r          1.7 r          4.3 r

2016 ANNUAL        0.3            0.4            0.0            0.6           -0.7            0.3  

2016 IV            2.2 r          2.4            0.2 r          5.3 r          2.5 r          3.0  
     III           0.5 r          1.7            1.2 r          1.6 r         -0.2 r          1.2  
     II           -0.9 r         -1.1           -0.2            1.4 r         -1.3 r          2.3  
     I             3.1 r          1.8           -1.2 r         -2.1 r         -2.0 r         -5.0  
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                    Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year

2018 ANNUAL        0.8 r          2.7 r          1.9 r          1.7 r         -0.7 r          0.9 r

2018 IV            1.0 r          2.9 r          1.9 r          1.8 r         -0.4 r          0.8 r
     III           1.5            3.6            2.1            1.0 r         -1.6 r         -0.5 r
     II            0.0 r          2.0            2.0 r          1.0 r         -1.7 r          0.9  
     I             0.5            2.1            1.6            3.0 r          0.8 r          2.4  

2017 ANNUAL        0.7            1.8            1.0            3.4 r          1.2 r          2.6  

2017 IV            0.7 r          2.1            1.5            2.8 r          0.7 r          2.1  
     III           0.2            1.4            1.1 r          3.8            1.8 r          3.6  
     II            1.6            2.3            0.7            3.6            1.6 r          2.0  
     I             0.5            1.3            0.7 r          3.3 r          0.7 r          2.7  

2016 ANNUAL        0.3            0.4            0.0            0.6           -0.7            0.3  

2016 IV            1.2            1.2            0.0            1.5 r         -0.3            0.3  
     III          -0.2            0.3            0.5 r         -0.2           -1.4 r          0.0  
     II            0.2            0.0           -0.2            0.5 r         -0.6 r          0.2  
     I             0.1           -0.1           -0.1            0.6           -0.5            0.6  
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                                         Indexes 2012=100

2018 ANNUAL      101.2 r        107.7 r        106.4 r        112.0 r        102.2 r        110.6 r

2018 IV          101.8 r        109.0 r        107.1 r        112.9 r        102.4 r        110.9 r
     III         101.3 r        108.3 r        106.9 r        111.7 r        101.7 r        110.3 r
     II          101.1 r        107.2          106.0 r        110.9 r        101.5 r        109.8 r
     I           100.8 r        106.5          105.7 r        112.4 r        103.3 r        111.5 r

2017 ANNUAL      100.5 r        104.9          104.5 r        110.1 r        103.0 r        109.6 r

2017 IV          100.8 r        105.9          105.1 r        110.9 r        102.8 r        110.1 r
     III          99.8 r        104.5          104.7 r        110.6 r        103.3 r        110.8 r
     II          101.0 r        105.0          103.9 r        109.9 r        103.2 r        108.8  
     I           100.2 r        104.3          104.0 r        109.1 r        102.5 r        108.9 r

2016 ANNUAL       99.7 r        103.1          103.4 r        106.6 r        101.8 r        106.9  

2016 IV          100.1 r        103.7          103.6 r        107.9 r        102.1 r        107.8 r
     III          99.6 r        103.1          103.6 r        106.5 r        101.5 r        107.0 r
     II           99.5 r        102.7          103.2 r        106.1 r        101.5 r        106.7 r
     I            99.7 r        103.0          103.3 r        105.7 r        101.9 r        106.0 r
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See footnotes following Table 6.                                                      March 7, 2019
r=revised                                                        Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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