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November 14, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Productivity, output, and hours worked, third quarter 2011

Productivity, output, and hours, percent change from previous quarter, annual rate, third-quarter 2011, preliminary
Industry Productivity Output Hours

Nonfarm business

3.1 3.8 0.6


2.8 3.6 0.8


5.4 4.7 -0.8

Nondurable manufacturing

9.9 8.3 -1.4

Durable manufacturing

0.7 1.0 0.4

These data are featured in the TED article, Productivity, output, and hours worked, third quarter 2011.



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