WASHINGTON (MNI) - Nonfarm productivity was revised higher in the second quarter, rising 2.3% in its biggest increase since the third quarter of last year, as output outpaced hours worked, final data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Thursday showed.

The jump in output was revised to 3.5% from +2.6% in the preliminary report, while the rise in hours worked was revised to +1.4% from +1.7%, at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate, the report showed.

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