New U.S. Productivity and Costs Data

Published: 11.03.2019

  • "Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 [. . .] as output increased 3.1 percent and hours worked increased 1.2 percent.
  • From the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, productivity increased 1.8 percent, reflecting a 3.7-percent increase in output and a 1.9-percent increase in hours worked [. . .].
  • Annual average productivity increased 1.3 percent from 2017 to 2018."
  • from the third to the fourth quarter 2018,
  • from the fourth quarter 2017 to the fourth quarter 2018.
Table A1. Labor productivity growth and related measures - revised fourth-quarter 2018
(percent change from previous quarter at annual rate and from same quarter a year ago)