Office of the Chief Economic Adviser
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456086
Frequency of release: Quarterly
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Region
Survey name(s): Labour Force Survey, Monthly Business Survey (Production and Services), Monthly Business Survey - Retail Sales Inquiry, Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey, Short Term Employment Survey (GAPS), Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey, Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES)
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.