Labour productivity: July to Sept 2016

What's in the bulletin?

  • UK labour productivity, as measured by output per hour, is estimated to have grown by 0.4% from Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2016 to Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2016; looking over a broader period the “productivity puzzle” remains, with growth on average lower than prior to the downturn.
  • Productivity grew in the services industries but not in the manufacturing industries; services productivity is estimated to have grown by 0.3% on the previous quarter, while manufacturing productivity is estimated to have fallen by 0.2% on the previous quarter.
  • Earnings and other labour costs growth outpaced productivity growth, resulting in unit labour cost (ULC) growth of 2.3% in the year to Quarter 3 2016.
More publications

Datasets related to Productivity measures

View all datasets related to Productivity measures

User requested data

Publications related to Productivity measures

Related bulletins

View all related statistical bulletins


View all related articles