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March 03, 2005
Productivity Rate Revised Upward

Productivity rose at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004, much higher than a previous estimate indicated, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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In an earlier report, the bureau said that productivity 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter.

The bureau revised productivity figures for the third quarter and the year downward. In the third quarter, productivity increased 1.3 percent, according to the revised report. On an annual average basis, productivity rose 4.0 percent in 2004.

Hourly compensation rose 3.4 percent in the fourth quarter, after increasing 5.4 percent in the third quarter. When the increase in consumer prices was taken into account, real hourly compensation fell 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter and rose 3.7 percent in the third quarter.

Unit labor costs rose 1.3 percent in the fourth quarter after increasing 4.0 percent one quarter earlier. The implicit price deflator increased 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, and 1.8 percent in the third quarter, of 2004.

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