Labor Productivity up 4.1 Percent from the 1Q 2020 to the 1Q 2021

From the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021, nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 4.1%, reflecting a 1.1% increase in output and a 2.9% decline in hours worked.

Business sector productivity rose 4.0% from the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021.

Manufacturing productivity increased 2.2% from the same quarter a year ago, as output decreased 0.6% and hours worked decreased 2.8%. The 3.9% increase in durable goods productivity marked the largest advance since the fourth quarter of 2010. Nondurable goods productivity rose 0.1 percent from the same quarter a year ago.