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 increased by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2013. Market sector productivity increased by 0.6% over this period.
Output per hour increased by 0.7% in the manufacturing sector in the second quarter and by 1.1% in the broader production sector. Output per hour in the service sector increased by 0.1% in Q2.
Whole economy unit labour costs increased by 2.2% in 2013 Q2, reflecting the high level of bonus payments in the quarter, and were 2.2% higher than a year earlier. Manufacturing unit wage costs increased by 0.6% in Q2 and were 1.5% higher than a year earlier.