Labour Productivity: Jan to Mar 2016

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  • UK labour productivity, as measured by output per hour, grew by 0.5% from the fourth calendar quarter (Oct to Dec) of 2015 to the first calendar quarter (Jan to Mar) of 2016 and was some 17% below an extrapolation based on its pre-downturn trend.
  • Output per hour in services rose by 0.5% in the first quarter on the previous quarter and was 1.1% higher than a year earlier. Output per hour in manufacturing rose by 0.7% on the previous quarter but was 1.5% lower than a year earlier.
  • Output per worker and output per job were 0.3% and 0.4% higher in the first quarter compared with the previous quarter, respectively. Average hours worked were broadly unchanged on the quarter, resulting in similar growth rates for each of these measures.
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