Canadian labor productivity falls 0.4 pct in second quarter

Sept 7 - Fri Sep 7, 2012 8:30am EDT

Sept 7 - (Reuters) Canadian labor productivity fell 0.4 percent in the second quarter, the first decline in a year, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

Q2 2012 Q1 2012(rev) Q1 2012(prev) Q4 2011

Productivity -0.4 0.0 +0.1 +0.7

Analysts surveyed by Reuters had forecast on average a 0.2 percent decrease in labor productivity in the second quarter of 2012.

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