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Release: Introducing New Labour Productivity Statistics, August 2013

Released: 13 August 2013
This article describes new estimates of labour inputs to economic production, compares the new estimates with existing estimates of labour inputs and reviews whether the new estimates revise the statistical record on labour productivity. For the first time, consistent estimates of labour input are available in terms of hours, workers and jobs for up to 64 industries, and split between employees and the self-employed. ONS believes that the new estimates have advantages over existing estimates of labour inputs for the purpose of measuring labour productivity and – subject to user feedback - intends to implement a work programme to replace the existing series with series compiled using the methodology described in this article.
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