Productivity Up 3.5%; Labor Costs Rise 0.5%
- Non-Farm Productivity Revised to a 0.5% Drop. Ackerman, Andrew // Bond Buyer;3/8/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32334, p2
The article discusses 2005 fourth-quarter figures from the U.S. Labor Department that reveal that non-farm productivity dropped 0.5% between October and December 2005. The productivity drop was much steeper than the 0.1% drop forecasted by IFR Markets' poll of economists. Non-farm unit labor...
- Productivity gains indicate economic rebound. Gunsauley, Craig // Employee Benefit News;May2002, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p14
Presents the results of a survey conducted by the U.S. Labor Department on the productivity of workers in the country. Increase in productivity during the fourth quarter of 2001; Decline in the unit labor costs; Increase in the employment cost index.
- Non-Farm Productivity Up 1.9% in 3Q. Newman, Emily // Bond Buyer;11/5/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32005, p2
Reports on the growth in productivity outside the farm sector and compensation in third quarter of 2004. Increase in non-farm productivity; Non-farm unit labor costs; Implications for inflation; Rise in hours worked in the third quarter; Increase in hourly compensation.
- Productivity Jumps 1.6%; Labor Costs Rises 1.0%. Moore, Dennis // Investment Dealers' Digest;5/6/2011, Vol. 77 Issue 17, p10
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Labor has estimated a 1.6% increase in non-farm productivity in the first quarter and 1.0% rise in the labor costs in the fourth quarter of 2011.
- A Viscous CYCLE. Baunee, Aaron // Cleaning & Maintenance Management;Jan2012, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p4
The author discusses a report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on the productivity increase in the July to September 2011 period. He comments that the trend is good for corporate profits but not necessary for U.S. job growth as employers expect more output and an even-higher productivity....
- 3Q Productivity Up 1.9%; Unit Labor Costs Off 0.1%. Temple-West, Patrick // Investment Dealers' Digest;11/5/2010, Vol. 76 Issue 41, p10
The article focuses on a report from the U.S. Labor Department released on November 4, 2010, which says that the U.S. nonfarm productivity has increased by 1.9% in the third quarter, while business unit labor has decreased to 0.1% as productivity outpaced hourly compensation.
- Worker Productivity Up. // Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation;Aug2007, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p27
The article discusses the report of the U.S. Department of Labor concerning the increase of worker's productivity in the U.S. It indicates that the efficiency increase at 1.8 percent from April-June 2007, compared to the 0.7 percent increase in the first quarter. It also claims that labor cost...
- Productivity Up 8.1%; Labor Costs Down 2.5%. Temple-West, Patrick // Investment Dealers' Digest;12/4/2009, Vol. 75 Issue 45, p12
The article reports on the performance of nonfarm productivity and labor costs in the U.S. in 2009. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the productivity has increased by 8.1% while the labor costs were down by 2.5%. Moreover, economists are expecting that productivity will be revised...
- Productivity, Labor Costs Grow. McConnell, Alison L. // Bond Buyer;5/6/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 32127, p2
The article reports that according to the recent data released by the U.S. Labor Department, non-farm productivity and hourly compensation were up in the first quarter of 2005 but unit labor costs rose more than anticipated. Non-farm unit labor costs rose 2.2% in the first quarter, following a...