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August 11, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Output, hours, and productivity in the second quarter of 2011

Percent change in output, hours, and productivity, by sector, Q2 2010–Q2 2011 (preliminary)
Measure Nonfarm business Total manufacturing Durable manufacturing Nondurable manufacturing

Output

2.5 4.4 7.2 1.7

Hours

1.6 2.1 4.6 -1.8

Productivity

0.8 2.3 2.5 3.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Output, hours, and productivity in the second quarter of 2011.

 

 

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