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Manufacturing & The Economy

Manufacturing Labor Productivity Up 1.7%

Manufacturing sector labor productivity increased 1.7% in the first quarter of 2019, as output decreased 1.0% and hours worked decreased 2.6%. Productivity increased 1.4% in the durable manufacturing sector and 2.1% in the nondurable manufacturing sector in the first quarter of 2019. Over the last four quarters, total manufacturing sector productivity increased 1.2%, as output increased 1.8% and hours worked increased 0.7%. Unit labor costs in manufacturing increased 0.8% in the first quarter of 2019 and decreased 0.1% from the same quarter a year ago.

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