Labor Productivity Rose 2.3% in Q2 2019

Washington, DC, August 15, 2019-Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 2.3% in the second quarter of 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as output increased 1.9% and hours worked decreased 0.4%. 

From the second quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2019, productivity increased 1.8%, reflecting a 2.6% increase in output and a 0.8% increase in hours worked.