Record manufacturing productivity while unit wage costs fall

Labour Productivity – Q3 2011

  • UK labour productivity increased by 0.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2011 on an output per hour basis, while market sector productivity fell by 0.1 per cent.
  • Productivity of the production industries rose by 1.2 per cent, within which manufacturing productivity rose by 1.4 per cent to a record level.
  • Productivity of the service sector increased by 0.3 per cent in the third quarter.
  • UK unit labour costs increased by 0.5 per cent. Within the manufacturing sector, unit wage costs fell by 0.4 per cent.
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