Labour productivity, UK: January to March 2019
5th of July 2019
- Labour productivity for Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2019, as measured by output per hour, decreased by 0.2% compared with the same quarter in the previous year; this was a marginally greater quarter-on-year decrease than the negative 0.1% seen in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2018.
- Services recorded labour productivity growth of 0.2% compared with the same quarter in the previous year; in contrast, labour productivity growth fell in manufacturing by 0.9% during the same period.
- Output per job grew by 0.8% in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2019 compared with the same quarter in the previous year, as gross value added (GVA) grew faster (1.8%) than the number of jobs over the same period (1.0%).
- Commentary for unit labour costs are now available in the Unit labour costs bulletin, published on the same day (5 July 2019).