Table 4. Durable manufacturing sector: Labor productivity, hourly compensation, and unit labor costs, seasonally adjusted



Table 4. Durable 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           1.7 r          5.2 r          3.5 r          0.3 r         -1.7 r         -1.4 r
     II            0.3            2.0            1.7           -4.8 r         -6.4 r         -5.1 r
     I             0.0            4.0            4.0            5.8            2.2            5.8  

2017 ANNUAL        1.1            1.7            0.6            4.1            1.9            2.9  

2017 IV            4.8            5.2            0.4            2.2           -1.1           -2.4  
     III          -4.8           -2.3            2.6            2.4            0.3            7.6  
     II            4.6            2.1           -2.3            6.1            6.0            1.5  
     I            -0.8            2.8            3.6            3.4            0.4            4.2  

2016 ANNUAL       -0.8           -1.2           -0.4            0.9           -0.3            1.8  

2016 IV            3.1            2.5           -0.6            6.8            4.0            3.6  
     III           1.9            2.2            0.3            2.2            0.4            0.3  
     II           -0.4           -1.9           -1.5            1.9           -0.8            2.3  
     I            -1.2           -1.1            0.1           -2.1           -2.0           -0.9  
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                    Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year

2018 III           1.7 r          4.1 r          2.4            0.8 r         -1.8 r         -0.9 r
     II            0.0            2.2            2.2            1.3 r         -1.3 r          1.3 r
     I             1.1            2.2            1.1            4.1            1.8            3.0  

2017 ANNUAL        1.1            1.7            0.6            4.1            1.9            2.9  

2017 IV            0.9            1.9            1.0            3.5            1.4            2.6  
     III           0.5            1.2            0.8            4.7            2.6            4.2  
     II            2.2            2.4            0.2            4.6            2.6            2.4  
     I             0.9            1.4            0.4            3.6            0.9            2.6  

2016 ANNUAL       -0.8           -1.2           -0.4            0.9           -0.3            1.8  

2016 IV            0.8            0.4           -0.4            2.2            0.3            1.3  
     III          -1.3           -1.4            0.0            0.2           -0.9            1.6  
     II           -1.4           -2.0           -0.7            0.7           -0.4            2.1  
     I            -1.5           -1.9           -0.4            0.7           -0.4            2.2  
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                                         Indexes 2012=100

2018 III         101.6 r        108.6 r        106.8 r        112.1 r        102.0 r        110.3 r
     II          101.2 r        107.2 r        105.9          112.0 r        102.5 r        110.7 r
     I           101.1          106.7          105.4          113.4          104.2          112.1  

2017 ANNUAL      100.6          104.8          104.2          110.6          103.4          110.0  

2017 IV          101.1          105.6          104.4          111.8          103.6          110.5  
     III         100.0          104.3          104.3          111.2          103.9          111.2  
     II          101.2          104.9          103.6          110.5          103.8          109.2  
     I           100.1          104.3          104.3          108.9          102.3          108.8  

2016 ANNUAL       99.5          103.0          103.5          106.3          101.5          106.8  

2016 IV          100.3          103.6          103.3          108.0          102.2          107.7  
     III          99.5          103.0          103.5          106.2          101.2          106.8  
     II           99.0          102.4          103.4          105.7          101.1          106.7  
     I            99.1          102.9          103.8          105.2          101.3          106.1  
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See footnotes following Table 6.                                                   December 6, 2018
r=revised                                                        Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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