1Q Productivity Up 3.7%; Unit Labor Costs Up 1.6%

Ackerman, Andrew
June 2006
Bond Buyer;6/2/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32394, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that non-farm productivity in the U.S. grew more than initially expected during the first quarter of 2006, according to revised first-quarter data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Non-farm productivity grew by 3.7 percent while unit labor costs increased a tad less than reported earlier.


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