Figure 2: Output per worker increased in Quarter 1 2019 compared with the same quarter a year ago, as GDP grew faster than employment
Seasonally adjusted, Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2009 to Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2019, UK
Source: Office for National Statistics
Estimates of employment have had their sign reversed to reflect how they affect output per worker. An increase in employment will contribute negatively to output per worker; while a decrease in employment will contribute positively to output per worker.