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Output per Worker: Whole Economy SA: Index 2013=100: UK

102.5 Index, base year = 100

2017 Q1

Release date:
5 July 2017

Next release:
6 October 2017
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Labour productivity: Jan to Mar 2017

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  • UK labour productivity, as measured by output per hour, is estimated to have fallen by 0.5% from Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2016 to Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2017; over a longer time-period, labour productivity growth has been lower on average than prior to the economic downturn.
  • Labour productivity fell in services but rose in the manufacturing industries; services productivity fell by 0.6% on the previous quarter, while manufacturing productivity grew by 0.2% on the previous quarter.
  • Earnings and other labour costs growth outpaced productivity growth, resulting in unit labour cost (ULC) growth of 2.1% in the year to Quarter 1 2017.
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