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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)

2023 ANNUAL        0.3           -1.3           -1.6            4.9            0.7            4.6  

2023 IV            2.5           -0.3           -2.7            2.5           -0.2            0.0  
     III           2.6 r         -1.9 r         -4.4 r          8.7 r          5.0            6.0 r
     II            2.0           -1.7           -3.6            8.4            5.6            6.3  
     I             1.1            0.9           -0.2            2.4           -1.3            1.3  

2022 ANNUAL       -1.6            1.7            3.4            5.3           -2.6            7.1  

2022 IV           -4.2           -4.6           -0.4            2.6           -1.5            7.1  
     III          -0.2           -1.2           -1.1            7.5            1.8            7.6  
     II            1.3            0.6           -0.7            2.7           -6.5            1.3  
     I            -3.9            0.6            4.7            5.2           -3.8            9.4  

2021 ANNUAL        1.1            4.5            3.3            0.7           -3.9           -0.4  

2021 IV           -6.2            3.8           10.7            5.7           -2.8           12.7  
     III          -1.5            2.6            4.2           10.1            3.3           11.8  
     II           12.1           14.4            2.1            1.1           -6.4           -9.8  
     I             1.7           -1.2           -2.9           -5.7           -9.6           -7.2  
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                    Percent change from corresponding quarter of previous year

2023 ANNUAL        0.3           -1.3           -1.6            4.9            0.7            4.6  

2023 IV            2.0           -0.7           -2.7            5.5            2.2            3.4  
     III           0.3 r         -1.8 r         -2.2 r          5.5            1.9            5.2 r
     II           -0.4           -1.7           -1.3            5.2            1.1            5.6  
     I            -0.5           -1.1           -0.6            3.8           -1.9            4.3  

2022 ANNUAL       -1.6            1.7            3.4            5.3           -2.6            7.1  

2022 IV           -1.8           -1.2            0.6            4.5           -2.5            6.3  
     III          -2.3            0.9            3.3            5.2           -2.9            7.7  
     II           -2.6            1.9            4.6            5.9           -2.5            8.7  
     I            -0.1            5.2            5.4            5.5           -2.5            5.6  

2021 ANNUAL        1.1            4.5            3.3            0.7           -3.9           -0.4  

2021 IV            1.3            4.7            3.4            2.6           -4.0            1.3  
     III           1.8            5.9            4.0            1.1           -4.1           -0.7  
     II            2.2           10.3            7.9           -3.1           -7.7           -5.2  
     I            -0.7           -2.5           -1.8            2.1            0.1            2.9  
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                                         Indexes 2017=100

2023 ANNUAL       99.2          100.2          101.0          125.1          100.3          126.1  

2023 IV          100.0           99.8           99.8          127.5          101.1          127.5  
     III          99.4 r         99.9 r        100.5 r        126.7 r        101.2 r        127.5 r
     II           98.8 r        100.3 r        101.6          124.1          100.0          125.6 r
     I            98.3          100.8          102.5          121.6           98.6          123.7  

2022 ANNUAL       98.9          101.5          102.7          119.2           99.6          120.6  

2022 IV           98.0          100.5          102.6          120.9           99.0          123.3  
     III          99.1          101.7          102.7          120.1           99.3          121.2  
     II           99.1          102.0          102.9          118.0           98.9          119.0  
     I            98.8          101.9          103.1          117.2          100.6          118.6  

2021 ANNUAL      100.6           99.9           99.3          113.2          102.2          112.6  

2021 IV           99.8          101.7          101.9          115.7          101.5          116.0  
     III         101.4          100.8           99.4          114.1          102.3          112.6  
     II          101.8          100.1           98.4          111.4          101.5          109.5  
     I            98.9           96.8           97.9          111.1          103.1          112.3  
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See footnotes following Table 6.                                                   February 1, 2024
r=revised                                                        Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Last Modified Date: February 01, 2024