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 III           1.0 r          4.1 r          3.1 r         -0.2 r         -2.2 r         -1.2 r
     II            1.2            2.6            1.4           -5.0 r         -6.5 r         -6.1 r
     I            -0.8            2.0            2.9            4.6            1.1            5.5  

2017 ANNUAL        0.7            1.8            1.0            3.3            1.1            2.6  

2017 IV            4.4            5.5            1.1            1.6           -1.7           -2.7  
     III          -5.0           -1.9            3.3            2.4            0.3            7.8  
     II            3.5            2.9           -0.6            3.0            2.9           -0.5  
     I            -0.3            2.2            2.5            3.9            0.9            4.2  

2016 ANNUAL        0.3            0.4            0.0            0.6           -0.7            0.3  

2016 IV            2.6            2.4           -0.3            5.8            3.0            3.0  
     III           0.6            1.7            1.1            1.8           -0.1            1.2  
     II           -0.8           -1.1           -0.2            1.5           -1.2            2.3  
     I             2.5            1.8           -0.6           -2.7           -2.6           -5.0  
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                    Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year

2018 III           1.4 r          3.6 r          2.1            0.2 r         -2.4 r         -1.2 r
     II           -0.1            2.0            2.1            0.8 r         -1.8 r          0.9 r
     I             0.5            2.1            1.6            2.9            0.6            2.4  

2017 ANNUAL        0.7            1.8            1.0            3.3            1.1            2.6  

2017 IV            0.6            2.1            1.5            2.7            0.6            2.1  
     III           0.2            1.4            1.2            3.8            1.7            3.6  
     II            1.6            2.3            0.7            3.6            1.7            2.0  
     I             0.5            1.3            0.8            3.2            0.6            2.7  

2016 ANNUAL        0.3            0.4            0.0            0.6           -0.7            0.3  

2016 IV            1.2            1.2            0.0            1.6           -0.3            0.3  
     III          -0.2            0.3            0.4           -0.2           -1.3            0.0  
     II            0.2            0.0           -0.2            0.4           -0.7            0.2  
     I             0.1           -0.1           -0.1            0.6           -0.5            0.6  
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                                         Indexes 2012=100

2018 III         101.2 r        108.2 r        107.0 r        110.7 r        100.8 r        109.4 r
     II          100.9 r        107.2 r        106.2          110.8 r        101.4 r        109.8 r
     I           100.6          106.5          105.8          112.2          103.1          111.5  

2017 ANNUAL      100.4          104.9          104.5          110.1          102.9          109.6  

2017 IV          100.8          105.9          105.1          111.0          102.8          110.1  
     III          99.7          104.5          104.8          110.5          103.3          110.8  
     II          101.0          105.0          104.0          109.9          103.2          108.8  
     I           100.2          104.3          104.1          109.1          102.5          108.9  

2016 ANNUAL       99.7          103.1          103.4          106.6          101.8          106.9  

2016 IV          100.2          103.7          103.5          108.0          102.2          107.8  
     III          99.6          103.1          103.5          106.5          101.5          107.0  
     II           99.4          102.7          103.3          106.1          101.5          106.7  
     I            99.6          103.0          103.3          105.7          101.8          106.0  
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See footnotes following Table 6.                                                   December 6, 2018
r=revised                                                        Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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