Nonfarm Productivity for the 2nd quarter was revised to a 6.6% gain in the second quarter, from preliminary estimates of a 6.4% gain.  Nonfarm productivity increased by 0.3% in the 1st quarter of 2009, after it fell by 0.6% in the 4th quarter of 2008 and increased by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter of 2008. This is the largest quarterly gain since the 3rd quarter of 2003, when productivity grew by 9.7% annualized.  Unit Labor Costs was revised downward to a 5.9% decline in the 2nd quarter, revised downward from preliminary estimates of a -5.8% change, more than the expected 2.9% decline, following a 2.7% decrease in the figure from the 1st quarter, revised downward from a 3% gain.

Factory Orders for July are scheduled for release today at 10:00 AM EST, and are expected to advance by 2.2% following the June increase of 0.4% to $349.0 billion.

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