Labour productivity: April to June 2017

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  • UK labour productivity, as measured by output per hour, is estimated to have fallen by 0.1% from Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2017 to Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2017; over a longer time-period, labour productivity growth has been lower on average than prior to the economic downturn.
  • Labour productivity grew in services but fell in the manufacturing industries; services productivity grew by 0.2% on the previous quarter, while manufacturing productivity fell by 1.3%.
  • Earnings and other labour costs growth outpaced productivity growth, resulting in unit labour cost (ULC) growth of 1.6% in the year to Quarter 2 2017.
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