The main findings from official statistics and analysis of UK productivity, presenting a summary of recent developments.

Publications

Data

  • Labour productivity time series

    Quarterly output per hour, output per job and output per worker for the whole UK economy and a range of industries.

  • Unit labour cost and unit wage cost time series

    Unit labour cost, average labour compensation per hour worked, labour share and unit wage cost for the whole UK economy, unit wage cost for manufacturing.

  • Labour costs and labour income, UK

    Labour share of income, unit labour costs (ULCs), unit wage costs (UWCs) and average labour compensation per hour worked (ALCH).

  • Output per hour worked, UK

    Estimates for gross value added (GVA), hours worked and output per hour worked for whole economy and section level industries, as defined by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 2007. Contains annual and quarterly statistics. Includes estimates for industry quarter on quarter, year on year and quarter on year contributions to whole economy output per hour worked.

  • Output per worker, UK

    Estimates for gross value added (GVA), workers, and output per worker. Contains annual and quarterly statistics.

  • Output per job, UK

    Estimates for gross value added (GVA), jobs and output per job by bespoke, section and division level industry, as defined by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). Contains annual and quarterly statistics. Contains estimates for industry quarter on quarter, year on year and quarter on year contributions to output per job.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.