Labour productivity statistics: 2019 Q3

Estimates of labour productivity for Scotland’s onshore economy up to the third quarter of 2019 (July-September).

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An Official Statistics Publication For Scotland

Headline Results

  • In 2019 Quarter 3, labour productivity in Scotland, measured by output per hour worked, has increased by 0.8% compared to the same quarter last year.
  • Compared to the previous quarter, labour productivity is estimated to have grown by 0.2% in 2019 Quarter 3.

What's included in this release?

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.

This publication contains a brief summary of the key results from the latest productivity statistics, focussing in on the headline measures of change in output per hour worked.

To aid comparability with other economic measures for Scotland and the UK as a whole, this publication reports growth rates for the latest quarter and compared to the same quarter a year ago. The key results are presented in real terms, i.e. where the effect of price changes has been removed to allow for meaningful comparisons over time. Estimates are for Scotland’s onshore economy.

Additionally, the release for Quarter 3 includes a topical section on international comparisons. This presents an update on Scotland’s level of nominal (current price) productivity relative to the UK and other OECD member states, which is one of the indicators in Scotland’s national performance framework. International comparisons of productivity growth rates are also included.

Labour productivity statistics: quarter 3, 2019
Labour productivity, quarter 3, 2019: summary
Labour productivity, quarter 3, 2019: tables


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