TABLE-U.S. Q4 non-farm productivity fell 2.0 pct

Thu Feb 7, 2013 8:30am EST

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Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department estimates of U.S. productivity/costs, seasonally adjusted annual percent changes from prior quarters (2005=100):

Productivity Unit Labor Costs

Q4-P Q3 Q3-PR Q4-P Q3 Q3-PR NonFarm -2.0 3.2 2.9 4.5 -2.3 -1.9 Manufacturing 0.5 -0.9 -0.7 0.4 3.2 3.2 Durable Goods 1.6 -1.5 -1.6 -0.7 3.8 3.7 NonDurables -0.5 -0.5 0.2 1.7 3.0 3.0 Total Business -1.9 2.9 2.5 4.6 -1.9 -1.5 Nonfin. Corps N/A -4.7 -4.0-P N/A 6.5 5.9-P P-Preliminary, PR-Previous reported, R-Revised. N/A-Not Available.

Hourly Compensation

Q4-P Q3 Q3-PR NonFarm 2.4 0.8 0.9 Manufacturing 1.0 2.3 2.4 Durable Goods 0.9 2.2 2.0 NonDurables 1.2 2.5 3.3 Total Business 2.7 0.9 1.0 Nonfin. Corps N/A 1.5 1.7-P P-Preliminary, PR-Previous reported, R-Revised. N/A-Not Available.

CHANGE IN NON-FARM PRODUCTIVITY FROM SAME QUARTER A YEAR AGO:

Q4'12/11 Productivity 0.6 Output 2.4 Hours 1.8 Hourly Compensation 2.6 Real Hourly Compensation 0.7 Unit Labor Costs 1.9

FORECASTS:

Reuters survey of economists forecast:

U.S. Q4 non-farm productivity -1.3 pct

U.S. Q4 non-farm unit labor costs +3.0 pct

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