Table 5. Nondurable manufacturing sector: Labor productivity, hourly compensation, and unit labor costs, seasonally adjusted



Table 5. Nondurable 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           0.5 r          2.9 r          2.4 r         -1.4 r         -3.3 r         -1.9 r
     II            2.4            3.3            0.8           -5.4 r         -6.9 r         -7.6 r
     I            -1.0            0.0            1.0            2.0           -1.5            3.0  

2017 ANNUAL       -0.2            1.6            1.8            2.0           -0.2            2.2  

2017 IV            3.5            5.8            2.2            0.5           -2.8           -2.9  
     III          -5.5           -1.4            4.3            2.6            0.5            8.6  
     II            1.2            3.7            2.4           -2.5           -2.6           -3.7  
     I             0.8            1.5            0.7            4.6            1.6            3.8  

2016 ANNUAL        0.7            1.4            0.7            0.0           -1.2           -0.6  

2016 IV            1.7            1.9            0.2            3.9            1.2            2.2  
     III          -1.9            0.5            2.4            1.1           -0.7            3.1  
     II           -3.2           -1.2            2.0            0.9           -1.7            4.2  
     I             5.8            3.7           -1.9           -3.9           -3.9           -9.1  
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                    Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year

2018 III           1.4 r          3.0 r          1.6 r         -1.1 r         -3.6 r         -2.4 r
     II           -0.2            1.9            2.1           -0.1 r         -2.7 r          0.1 r
     I            -0.5            2.0            2.5            0.6           -1.6            1.1  

2017 ANNUAL       -0.2            1.6            1.8            2.0           -0.2            2.2  

2017 IV           -0.1            2.4            2.4            1.3           -0.8            1.3  
     III          -0.5            1.4            1.9            2.1            0.2            2.6  
     II            0.4            1.9            1.4            1.8           -0.1            1.3  
     I            -0.7            0.6            1.3            2.6            0.1            3.3  

2016 ANNUAL        0.7            1.4            0.7            0.0           -1.2           -0.6  

2016 IV            0.5            1.2            0.7            0.5           -1.3            0.0  
     III           0.0            1.2            1.2           -0.9           -2.0           -0.8  
     II            0.9            1.5            0.7            0.0           -1.1           -0.8  
     I             1.4            1.8            0.4            0.5           -0.6           -0.9  
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                                         Indexes 2012=100

2018 III         101.2 r        108.6 r        107.3 r        108.1 r         98.5 r        106.9 r
     II          101.1 r        107.8 r        106.7          108.5 r         99.3 r        107.4 r
     I           100.5          106.9          106.5          110.0          101.1          109.5  

2017 ANNUAL      100.7          105.8          105.0          109.2          102.1          108.5  

2017 IV          100.7          107.0          106.2          109.5          101.5          108.7  
     III          99.8          105.5          105.6          109.4          102.2          109.6  
     II          101.3          105.8          104.5          108.7          102.1          107.3  
     I           101.0          104.9          103.9          109.4          102.7          108.3  

2016 ANNUAL      100.9          104.1          103.2          107.1          102.3          106.2  

2016 IV          100.8          104.5          103.7          108.1          102.3          107.3  
     III         100.3          104.0          103.6          107.1          102.0          106.7  
     II          100.8          103.9          103.0          106.8          102.2          105.9  
     I           101.6          104.2          102.5          106.5          102.7          104.8  
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See footnotes following Table 6.                                                   December 6, 2018
r=revised                                                        Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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