WASHINGTON — U.S. Q3 nonfarm productivity revisions were favorable and about as expected, reflecting a better GDP gain amid slow growth in hours.

Q3 nonfarm productivity now stands at a 2.9% increase (originally a 1.9% gain) and unit labor costs fell 1.9% (originally a 0.1% dip). The upward growth revisions and cuts in personal income in the GDP revision completely explain the changes.

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