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Labour productivity up 0.8% over the year

Published: 05 Feb 2020 09:30
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Statistics, Economy

An Official Statistics publication for Scotland.

Scotland’s labour productivity, as measured by output per hour worked, has increased by 0.8% over the year to the third quarter of 2019, according to statistics announced today by the Chief Statistician.

Compared to the previous three months, labour productivity is estimated to have grown by 0.2% during the July to September period.


Background

The statistical publication and data are available online.

Labour productivity measures the amount of economic output that is produced, on average, by each unit of labour input, and is an important indicator of economic performance.

The key results are presented in real terms, where the effect of price changes has been removed to allow for meaningful comparisons over time. Estimates are for Scotland’s onshore economy.

The release for 2019 Quarter 3 also includes international comparisons of productivity up to 2018.

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff in line with the Code of Practice for statistics.