U.S. Annual Productivity and Unit Labor Costs

The following table shows annual changes in nonfarm productivity and unit labor costs.

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Productivity Unit Labor

Costs ================================== 2013 0.6% 1.0% 2012 1.5% 1.2% 2011 0.5% 2.0% 2010 3.3% -1.2% --------------------------------- 2009 3.2% -2.0% 2008 0.8% 2.0% 2007 1.6% 2.6% 2006 0.9% 3.0% 2005 2.1% 1.5% 2004 3.1% 1.4% 2003 3.7% 0.1% ==================================

Productivity Unit Labor

Costs ================================== 2002 4.3% -1.9% 2001 2.7% 1.6% 2000 3.3% 4.0% --------------------------------- 1999 3.5% 0.7% 1998 3.0% 2.7% 1997 1.6% 1.8% 1996 2.7% 1.4% 1995 0.7% 1.3% 1994 0.9% 0.3% 1993 0.1% 1.1% 1992 4.3% 1.6% 1991 1.9% 3.1% 1990 1.9% 4.2% --------------------------------- 1989 0.9% 2.0% 1988 1.6% 3.4% ==================================

Productivity Unit Labor

Costs ================================== 1987 0.5% 3.3% 1986 3.0% 2.7% 1985 1.6% 3.2% 1984 2.1% 2.1% 1983 4.5% 0.1% 1982 -1.0% 8.3% 1981 1.6% 8.0% 1980 -0.1% 10.8% --------------------------------- 1979 -0.2% 9.8% 1978 1.3% 7.1% 1977 1.7% 6.4% 1976 3.5% 4.2% 1975 2.7% 7.6% 1974 -1.6% 11.3% 1973 3.0% 4.4% 1972 3.4% 3.0% ==================================

Productivity Unit Labor

Costs ================================== 1971 3.9% 2.1% 1970 1.5% 5.4% --------------------------------- 1969 0.2% 6.7% 1968 3.5% 3.9% 1967 1.9% 3.9% 1966 3.6% 2.2% 1965 3.2% 0.1% 1964 2.9% 0.2% 1963 3.4% 0.0% 1962 4.5% -0.5% 1961 3.3% 0.1% 1960 1.2% 3.1% --------------------------------- 1959 3.5% 0.3% 1958 2.3% 1.6% 1957 2.6% 3.1% ==================================

Productivity Unit Labor

Costs ================================== 1956 -0.6% 6.7% 1955 4.3% -0.6% 1954 2.0% 1.2% 1953 2.5% 3.0% 1952 1.9% 3.5% 1951 2.6% 5.9% 1950 6.7% -0.7% 1949 3.2% -0.2% 1948 2.5% 6.0% ================================== NOTE: Productivity is for nonfarm business, output per hour, percent change at an annual rate.

SOURCE: U.S. Labor Department

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