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United States Unit Labor Costs q/q

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Labor
Medium -0.2% 0.7%
0.5%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
1.0%
-0.2%
Next release Actual Forecast
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Unit Labor Cost shows the average change in the pay for labor in the given month compared to the previous one. It is considered to be a leading indicator of consumer inflation. Farming industry is excluded from the indicator calculation.

A faster than expected growth can have a positive effect on USD quotes.

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Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
3 Q 2017
-0.2%
0.7%
0.5%
3 Q 2017 prelim.
0.5%
0.0%
0.3% Revised from 0.2%
2 Q 2017
0.2%
1.9%
0.6%
2 Q 2017 prelim.
0.6%
5.4% Revised from 2.2%
1 Q 2017
2.2%
3.0%
1 Q 2017 prelim.
3.0%
1.3% Revised from 1.7%
4 Q 2016
1.7%
1.7%
4 Q 2016 prelim.
1.7%
0.2% Revised from 0.7%
3 Q 2016
0.7%
0.3%
3 Q 2016 prelim.
0.3%
3.9% Revised from 4.3%
2 Q 2016
4.3%
2.0%
2 Q 2016 prelim.
2.0%
-0.2% Revised from 4.5%
1 Q 2016
4.5%
4.1%
1 Q 2016 prelim.
4.1%
3.3%
4 Q 2015
3.3%
4.5%
4 Q 2015 prelim.
4.5%
1.8%
3 Q 2015
1.8%
1.4%
3 Q 2015 prelim.
1.4%
-1.8% Revised from -1.4%
2 Q 2015
-1.4%
0.5%
2 Q 2015 prelim.
0.5%
2.3% Revised from 6.7%
1 Q 2015
6.7%
5.0%
1 Q 2015 prelim.
5.0%
4.2% Revised from 4.1%
4 Q 2014
4.1%
2.7%
4 Q 2014 prelim.
2.7%
-1.0% Revised from -2.3%
3 Q 2014
-2.3%
0.3%
3 Q 2014 prelim.
0.3%
-0.1% Revised from -0.5%
2 Q 2014
-0.5%
0.6%
2 Q 2014 prelim.
0.6%
5.7% Revised from 11.8%
1 Q 2014
11.8%
4.2%
1 Q 2014 prelim.
4.2%
-0.1% Revised from -0.4%
4 Q 2013
-0.4%
-1.6%
4 Q 2013 prelim.
-1.6%
-1.4% Revised from -2.0%
3 Q 2013
-2.0%
-0.6%
3 Q 2013 prelim.
-0.6%
0.0% Revised from 0.5%
2 Q 2013
0.5%
1.4%
2 Q 2013 prelim.
1.4%
-4.3% Revised from -4.2%
1 Q 2013
-4.2%
0.5%
1 Q 2013 prelim.
0.5%
4.4%
4 Q 2012
4.4%
4.5%
4 Q 2012 prelim.
4.5%
-1.9% Revised from -2.3%
3 Q 2012
-2.3%
-0.1%
3 Q 2012 prelim.
-0.1%
1.5%
2 Q 2012
1.5%
1.7%
2 Q 2012 prelim.
1.7%
-5.9% Revised from 5.6%
1 Q 2012
5.6%
2.0%
1 Q 2012 prelim.
2.0%
2.7%
4 Q 2011
2.7%
1.2%
4 Q 2011 prelim.
1.2%
-2.5%
3 Q 2011
-2.5%
-2.4%
3 Q 2011 prelim.
-2.4%
2.8%