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Release: Labour Productivity, Q1 2013

Released: 28 June 2013 Next edition: 27 September 2013
  • On an output per hour basis, UK labour productivity was unchanged in the first quarter of 2013.  Market sector productivity fell by 0.3%.

  • Output per hour fell by 0.4% in the manufacturing sector in the first quarter and by 1.0% in the broader production sector.  Output per hour in the service sector increased by 0.3% in Q1.

  • Whole economy unit labour costs fell by 0.4% in Q1 and were 0.5% lower than a year earlier.  Manufacturing unit wage costs fell by 1.1% in Q1 and were 5.7% higher than a year earlier.

Labour productivity statistics in terms of output per worker, output per job and output per hour worked for the whole economy and a range of industries. The release also presents unit labour cost estimates, regional productivity estimates and experimental market sector productivity estimates.
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