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United States Productivity

Last Release
Dec 31, 2022
Actual
114.28
Units In
Points
Previous
113.27
Frequency
Quarterly
Next Release
N/A
Time to Release
N/A
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
114.28
Dec 2022
25.97
Mar 1950
63.15 Points1950-2022U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
In the United States, the productivity of nonfarm workers is measured as the output of goods and services per hour worked. Labor productivity is calculated by dividing an index of real output by an index of hours worked of all persons, including employees, proprietors, and unpaid family workers.

Latest Updates

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity in the United States increased 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent advance in the previous three-month period and beating market expectations of 2.4 percent, a preliminary estimate showed. Output grew 3.5 percent (vs 3.6 percent in Q3) and hours worked were up 0.5 percent (vs 2.3 percent in Q3). On a yearly basis, productivity decreased 1.5 percent in the final three months of 2022, reflecting a 0.8 percent expansion in output and a 2.3 percent advance in hours worked. Considering 2022 full year, annual average productivity decreased 1.3 percent, the largest decline since 1974, when productivity decreased 1.7 percent.

United States Productivity History

Last 12 readings

United States Labour Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
106
Jan 2023
253
Dec 2022
-19,392
Apr 2020
4,350
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly2001-2023
Average Hourly Earnings
0.3
Jan 2023
0.4
Dec 2022
-1.3
Jun 2020
4.6
Apr 2020
%Monthly2006-2023
Average Hourly Earnings YoY
4.4
Jan 2023
4.8
Dec 2022
0.3
Apr 2021
8.2
Apr 2020
%Monthly2007-2023
Average Weekly Hours
34.7
Jan 2023
34.4
Dec 2022
33.7
Jun 2009
35
Jan 2021
HoursMonthly2006-2023
Challenger Job Cuts
102,943
Jan 2023
43,651
Dec 2022
14,875
Nov 2021
671,129
Apr 2020
PersonsMonthly1994-2023
Continuing Jobless Claims
1,655
Jan 2023
1,666
Jan 2023
988
May 1969
23,128
May 2020
ThousandWeekly1967-2023
Employment Cost Index
1
Dec 2022
1.2
Sep 2022
0.2
Jun 2015
2
Sep 1982
%Quarterly1982-2022
Employment Cost Index Benefits
0.8
Dec 2022
1
Sep 2022
0.1
Mar 1997
2.7
Sep 1982
N/A1982-2022
Employment Cost Index Wages
1
Dec 2022
1.3
Sep 2022
0.2
Jun 2015
1.6
Sep 1982
N/A1982-2022
Employment Rate
60.2
Jan 2023
60.1
Dec 2022
51.3
Apr 2020
64.7
Apr 2000
%Monthly1948-2023
Full Time Employment
132,577
Jan 2023
132,299
Dec 2022
64,640
Jan 1968
132,800
May 2022
ThousandMonthly1968-2023
Government Payrolls
74
Jan 2023
-9
Dec 2022
-921
Apr 2020
452
Aug 2020
ThousandMonthly1939-2023
Initial Jobless Claims
183
Jan 2023
186
Jan 2023
162
Nov 1968
6,149
Apr 2020
ThousandWeekly1967-2023
Job Offers
11,012
Dec 2022
10,458
Nov 2022
2,232
Jul 2009
11,549
Mar 2022
ThousandMonthly2000-2022
Job Quits
4,087
Dec 2022
4,102
Nov 2022
1,555
Aug 2009
4,510
Nov 2021
ThousandMonthly2000-2022
Job Vacancies
9,957
Dec 2022
9,756
Nov 2022
2,157
Dec 2009
12,086
Jul 2022
ThousandMonthly2000-2022
Jobless Claims 4-week Average
191.75
Jan 2023
197.5
Jan 2023
170.5
Apr 2022
5,288.25
Apr 2020
ThousandWeekly1967-2023
Labor Force Participation Rate
62.4
Jan 2023
62.3
Dec 2022
58.1
Dec 1954
67.3
Jan 2000
%Monthly1948-2023
Labour Costs
126.8
Dec 2022
126.6
Sep 2022
17.01
Mar 1950
127.98
Mar 2022
PointsQuarterly1950-2022
Long Term Unemployment Rate
0.67
Jan 2023
0.65
Dec 2022
0.08
May 1953
4.4
Apr 2010
%Monthly1948-2023
Manufacturing Payrolls
19
Jan 2023
12
Dec 2022
-1,715
Sep 1945
655
Apr 1946
ThousandMonthly1939-2023
Minimum Wages
7.25
Dec 2022
7.25
Dec 2021
0.25
Dec 1938
7.25
Dec 2009
USD/HourYearly1938-2022
Non Farm Payrolls
517
Jan 2023
260
Dec 2022
-20,679
Apr 2020
4,846
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly1939-2023
Nonfarm Payrolls Private
443
Jan 2023
269
Dec 2022
-19,572
Apr 2020
4,510
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly1939-2023
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims
0.9
Dec 2021
1.55
Dec 2021
0.9
Dec 2021
1,352.29
May 2020
ThousandWeekly2020-2021
Part Time Employment
27,400
Jan 2023
26,794
Dec 2022
10,086
Jan 1968
28,134
Jul 2013
ThousandMonthly1968-2023
Population
334.23
Dec 2022
332.4
Dec 2021
76.09
Dec 1900
334.23
Dec 2022
MillionYearly1900-2022
Productivity
114.28
Dec 2022
113.27
Sep 2022
25.97
Mar 1950
114.28
Dec 2022
PointsQuarterly1950-2022
Retirement Age Men
66.33
Dec 2022
66.17
Dec 2021
66
Dec 2009
66.33
Dec 2022
Yearly2009-2022
Retirement Age Women
66.33
Dec 2022
66.17
Dec 2021
66
Dec 2009
66.33
Dec 2022
Yearly2009-2022
Unemployed Persons
5,694
Jan 2023
5,722
Dec 2022
1,596
May 1953
23,038
Apr 2020
ThousandMonthly1948-2023
Unemployment Rate
3.4
Jan 2023
3.5
Dec 2022
2.5
May 1953
14.7
Apr 2020
%Monthly1948-2023
Wage Growth
5.28
Dec 2022
6.17
Nov 2022
-5.88
Mar 2009
15.31
Apr 2021
%Monthly1960-2022
Wages
28.26
Jan 2023
28.19
Dec 2022
2.5
Jan 1964
28.26
Jan 2023
USD/HourMonthly1964-2023
Wages In Manufacturing
25.93
Jan 2023
25.65
Dec 2022
1.27
Jan 1950
25.93
Jan 2023
USD/HourMonthly1950-2023
Youth Unemployment Rate
8
Jan 2023
8.2
Dec 2022
4.8
May 1951
27.4
Apr 2020
%Monthly1948-2023

Productivity across North America

Productivity global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Canada
108.45
Sep 2022
106.98
Jun 2022
67.26
Sep 1981
126.77
Jun 2020
Points Quarterly1981-2022
Mexico
99.2
Nov 2022
98.6
Oct 2022
80.3
May 2020
104.7
Mar 2014
Points Monthly2007-2022
United States
114.28
Dec 2022
113.27
Sep 2022
25.97
Mar 1950
114.28
Dec 2022
Points Quarterly1950-2022

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