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US Unit labor costs fall by 1.4% in Q3

Unit labor costs – a gauge of the labor-related cost for any given unit of output – fell at a 1.4 per cent rate in the third quarter, roughly double the originally estimated fall, underscoring the lack of wage-related inflation

US labor costs flat in Q2 – Productivity up at 2.3%

Unit labor costs were flat in the second quarter, less than the 1.4 percent rise the government had initially estimated. U.S. workers were more productive from April through June than previously estimated while labor costs were unchanged. Productivity grew at

US Labor Costs rise sharply in Q4

Labor costs rose at a 4.5 percent rate in the fourth quarter 0f 2012, the fastest gain since the first quarter of 2012. However, for all of 2012, labor costs were up a modest 0.7 percent. That compared to a

Worker productivity slows as labor costs rise in the final months of 2011

Labor costs increased at a 2.8 percent rate in the fourth quarter. That’s lower than the 3.9 percent rise in the third quarter, but much higher than the initial fourth-quarter estimate of 1.2%. Growth in U.S. worker productivity slowed at

U.S. Productivity Rises 2.6% in Fourth Quarter, Costs Fall (1) – Bloomberg.com

For all of 2010, productivity climbed 3.9 percent, the most since 2002. Labor costs fell 1.5 percent after a 1.6 percent decrease in 2009. It was the first back-to-back drop since 1962- 63, the Labor Department said. March 3 (Bloomberg)

U.S. productivity rises 2.6% in fourth quarter Economic Report – MarketWatch

For all of 2010, U.S. productivity grew at a 3.6% annualized rate — the fastest increase in eight years. The unit cost of labor, meanwhile, fell at a 0.6% rate in the fourth quarter. Unit-labor costs reflect how much it

U.S. Manufacturing Productivity Strong in 2009 – Real Time Economics – WSJ

The U.S. had the sharpest increase in manufacturing productivity — output per hour of work — in 2009 of the 19 industrialized economies for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps data: 7.7%. via U.S. Manufacturing Productivity Strong in

Productivity falls while labor costs increase

Productivity in the spring fell by the largest amount in nearly four years while labor costs rose, signals that companies may have reached the limits of squeezing more work out of fewer workers. Productivity dropped at an annual rate of