March 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Productivity

Chart Data

Labor productivity growth by sector and time period

 

Changes in output per hour by sector, 2000–2007, 2007–2009 and 2009–2010
Industry 2000–2007 2007–2009 2009–2010

Nonfarm business

2.6 1.8 3.1

Information(1)

5.2 4.7 8.6

Manufacturing

3.9 -0.3 6.5

Retail trade

3.8 -0.8 2.6

Wholesale trade

3.3 -2.6 7.9

Transportation and warehousing(1)

1.5 -2.9 7.0

Accomodation and food services

1.0 -0.8 2.2

Utilities(1)

0.8 -2.3 4.1

Other services(1)

0.5 -2.4 0.7

Mining

-4.4 5.2 -2.0

Footnotes:
(1) Industry coverage is significant but less than 100 percent.

Source: Labor Productivity and Costs | Chart

 

 


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