Productivity Slid 0.9% in Q1

Washington, DC, June 4, 2020-Nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased 0.9% in Q1 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as output decreased 6.5% and hours worked decreased 5.6%. 

From Q1 2019 to Q1 2020, productivity increased 0.7%, reflecting no change in output and a 0.7% decrease in hours worked.