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Release: Productivity Measures, Sectional Unit Labour Costs

Released: 28 November 2012


Priya Mistry

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455047

Categories: Economy, Prices, Output and Productivity, Productivity Measures

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Theme specific

  • This article outlines a methodology for producing quarterly estimates of unit labour costs below the whole economy level and replacing the current series for manufacturing unit wage costs with a new series for manufacturing unit labour costs.

  • The most significant change is in the method of seasonal adjustment, which impacts the whole economy and manufacturing series compared with currently published estimates.

  • The new series for the market sector and production and services sectors provide additional scope for analysis on the costs of labour.

Supporting material for ONS productivity releases.

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