Figure 1: Output per hour decreased in Quarter 1 2019 compared with the same quarter a year ago, with growth in hours outpacing growth in GDP
Seasonally adjusted, Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2009 to Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2019
Source: Office for National Statistics
Estimates of hours worked have had their sign reversed to reflect how they affect output per hour. An increase in hours worked will contribute negatively to output per hour; while a decrease in hours worked will contribute positively to output per hour.