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Labour Productivity

What is Labour Productivity?

Labour Productivity measures the amount of economic output produced, on average, per unit of labour input and is an important indicator of economic performance within a country. More specifically, the statistics estimate output (Gross Value Added, GVA) produced per job filled and hour worked, and are presented in both real terms (inflation adjusted) and nominal terms (current prices).

 

Latest Release

Labour Productivity Statistics, 2018 Quarter 3 (6 February 2019)

This publicaton reports estimates of quarterly and annual labour productivity for the period between 1998 and 2018 Quarter 3 (July-September) covering total output in the onshore Scottish economy.

List of Tables
  • Table A: Real Terms Labour Productivity Indices: Whole Economy Output Per Hour and Output Per Job
  • Table B: Current Price Labour Productivity: Whole Economy Output Per Hour and Output Per Job
  • Table C1: Labour Productivity Input Series (seasonally adjusted): Whole Economy Jobs Filled and Hours Worked
  • Table C2: Labour Productivity Input Series (trend-based): Whole Economy Jobs Filled and Hours Worked
  • Table D: UK Comparisons of Labour Productivity
  • Table E: International Comparisons of Labour Productivity
  • Table R1: Revisions to Key Quarterly Productivity Statistics
  • Table R2: Revisions to Key Annual Productivity Statistics

 

Experimental statistics in development have not been updated in the 2018 Q3 release. The next update to these tables will include improved consistency with public sector employment statistics. The latest estimates of the following tables can be found in the release for 2018 Q2. 

  • Table X1: Annual Real Terms Labour Productivity by Broad Industry Group (experimental statistics)
  • Table X2: Annual Current Price Labour Productivity by Broad Industry Group (experimental statistics)