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Release: Labour Productivity, Q1 2012

Released: 29 June 2012 Next edition: 28 September 2012
  • UK labour productivity fell by 1.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 on an output per hour basis. Market sector productivity fell by 1.6 per cent on this basis.

  • Labour productivity in the services sector fell by 0.4 per cent in Q1.

  • Labour productivity in manufacturing fell by 2.6 per cent in Q1, the steepest drop since Q4 2008. Labour productivity in the broader production sector fell by 2.7 per cent.

  • UK unit labour costs increased by 1.4 per cent in Q1. Manufacturing unit wage costs increased by 2.1 per cent over this period.

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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