WASHINGTON — Nonfarm productivity rebounded in the second quarter, rising 0.9% after a downwardly revised 1.7% drop in the first quarter, as output outpaced hours worked, preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday showed.

Output jumped 2.6% with a 1.7% rise in hours worked, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, the report showed. There were some sharp revisions in the first quarter due to annual GDP revisions, which showed a 0.3% decline in the output (initially 2.1% increase), and a 1.5% increase in hours (previous 1.6%).

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