Chart 16 Nonfarm Business Sector: Output Per Hour/All Persons

Quarter Year Nonfarm Business Sector: Output Per Hour/All Persons (Percent Change - Year to Year; Seasonally Adjusted, 1992=100) All Employees: Total Nonfarm (Difference - Annual Rate; Seasonally Adjusted, Thousands) Recession Quarter? (yes/no)
1Q 1979 1.62% "3,101" no
2Q 1979 -0.65% "2,628" no
3Q 1979 -0.76% "2,023" no
4Q 1979 -1.47% "1,187" no
1Q 1980 -0.13% "1,263" yes
2Q 1980 -0.98% "-1,752" yes
3Q 1980 -0.46% "-1,636" yes
4Q 1980 0.75% "2,711" no
1Q 1981 1.88% "1,559" no
2Q 1981 1.69% 951 no
3Q 1981 2.19% 772 yes
4Q 1981 -0.20% "-1,608" yes
1Q 1982 -2.34% "-2,516" yes
2Q 1982 -0.84% "-1,920" yes
3Q 1982 -1.55% "-2,743" yes
4Q 1982 0.58% "-2,151" yes
1Q 1983 2.50% 720 no
2Q 1983 4.70% "2,704" no
3Q 1983 5.52% "3,713" no
4Q 1983 5.10% "5,057" no
1Q 1984 3.67% "4,851" no
2Q 1984 1.93% "4,151" no
3Q 1984 1.38% "3,727" no
4Q 1984 1.03% "3,395" no
1Q 1985 1.30% "2,660" no
2Q 1985 0.91% "2,792" no
3Q 1985 1.81% "2,295" no
4Q 1985 2.17% "2,331" no
1Q 1986 3.32% "1,628" no
2Q 1986 3.84% "1,352" no
3Q 1986 2.93% "1,953" no
4Q 1986 2.18% "2,589" no
1Q 1987 0.41% "2,427" no
2Q 1987 0.38% "3,159" no
3Q 1987 -0.02% "2,901" no
4Q 1987 1.17% "3,813" no
1Q 1988 1.89% "3,041" no
2Q 1988 1.50% "3,408" no
3Q 1988 1.78% "2,939" no
4Q 1988 1.44% "3,429" no
1Q 1989 0.82% "3,215" no
2Q 1989 0.72% "2,019" no
3Q 1989 0.93% "1,083" no
4Q 1989 0.51% "2,036" no
1Q 1990 1.84% "2,932" no
2Q 1990 2.27% "1,485" no
3Q 1990 2.17% -595 yes
4Q 1990 1.26% "-1,617" yes
1Q 1991 0.57% "-1,835" yes
2Q 1991 1.35% "-1,903" no
3Q 1991 1.66% -55 no
4Q 1991 3.06% 25 no
1Q 1992 4.52% 89 no
2Q 1992 3.71% "1,100" no
3Q 1992 3.99% "1,029" no
4Q 1992 4.19% "1,641" no
1Q 1993 1.70% "2,559" no
2Q 1993 0.43% "2,368" no
3Q 1993 -0.17% "2,745" no
4Q 1993 -0.25% "3,072" no
1Q 1994 1.27% "3,372" no
2Q 1994 1.78% "4,249" no
3Q 1994 0.75% "3,995" no
4Q 1994 0.97% "3,665" no
1Q 1995 -0.03% "3,427" no
2Q 1995 0.25% "1,799" no
3Q 1995 1.00% "1,937" no
4Q 1995 0.86% "2,175" no
1Q 1996 2.11% "1,993" no
2Q 1996 2.96% "3,159" no
3Q 1996 3.13% "2,905" no
4Q 1996 2.42% "2,819" no
1Q 1997 1.14% "2,984" no
2Q 1997 1.34% "3,428" no
3Q 1997 1.90% "2,765" no
4Q 1997 2.18% "3,912" no
1Q 1998 3.29% "2,967" no
2Q 1998 2.35% "3,096" no
3Q 1998 2.63% "2,807" no
4Q 1998 2.74% "3,049" no
1Q 1999 2.84% "2,971" no
2Q 1999 2.65% "3,300" no
3Q 1999 2.23% "2,915" no
4Q 1999 3.47% "3,623" no
1Q 2000 2.04% "3,112" no
2Q 2000 3.72% "3,099" no
3Q 2000 2.77% "1,011" no
4Q 2000 2.01% "1,039" no
1Q 2001 2.42% 808 yes
2Q 2001 2.04% "-1,457" yes
3Q 2001 2.63% "-1,608" yes
4Q 2001 3.25% "-3,243" yes
1Q 2002 5.00% "-1,680" no
2Q 2002 3.77% -675 no
3Q 2002 4.43% -403 no
4Q 2002 2.85% 119 no
1Q 2003 2.02% -679 no
2Q 2003 3.46% "-1,040" no
3Q 2003 4.81% -17 no
4Q 2003 4.96% "1,409" no
1Q 2004 4.70% "1,527" no
2Q 2004 4.19% "2,820" no
3Q 2004 2.15% "1,301" no
4Q 2004 2.58% "2,567" no
1Q 2005 2.86% "1,801" no
2Q 2005 2.28% "2,143" no
3Q 2005 3.08% "2,079" no
4Q 2005 2.31% "1,647" no

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics/Haver Analytics.