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June 06, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

First quarter 2011 productivity revised upward

Previous and revised productivity and related measures, nonfarm business, first quarter 2011 (quarterly percent change at seasonally adjusted annual rates)
Measure Quarterly percent change at annual rate
Previous Revised

Productivity (Output per hour)

1.6 1.8


3.1 3.2


1.4 1.4

Unit labor costs

1.0 0.7

These data are featured in the TED article, First quarter 2011 productivity revised upward.


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