TeleTrade - Analytics

    TeleTrade

    724.50 6.50/10
    57% of positive reviews
    Real

    Productivity in the U.S. non-farm businesses dropped 1.8% in the fourth quarter | 05.02.2015

    The U.S. Labor Department released non-farm productivity figures on Thursday. Productivity in the U.S. non-farm businesses fell at a 1.8% annual rate in the fourth quarter, missing expectations for a 0.9% increase, after a 3.7% gain in the third quarter. The second quarter's figure was revised up from a 2.3% rise.

     

     

    Unit labour costs increased 2.7% in the fourth quarter, exceeding expectations for a 1.1% rise, after a 2.3 decline in the third quarter. The third quarter's figure was revised down from a 1.0% fall.

     

     

    These figures indicate that the U.S. economy slowed down in the final months of 2014.


    To leave a comment you must or Join us


    By visiting our website and services, you agree to the conditions of use of cookies. Learn more
    I agree