Multifactor Productivity (MFP) relates output to a combined set of inputs. Two BLS programs produce Multifactor Productivity measures for sectors of the U.S. economy.
The Major Sector Productivity program publishes annual measures of output per unit of combined inputs for the private business, private nonfarm business, and manufacturing sectors and for 18 NAICS 3-digit manufacturing industries.
The Industry Productivity program publishes annual measures of output per unit of combined inputs for 86 4-digit NAICS manufacturing industries, the air transportation industry, and the line-haul railroad industry.
Labor Productivity measures which relate output to the labor hours used in the production of that output are also produced for major sectors and industries and can be accessed at the Labor Productivity and Costs homepage.
For Your Information
Multifactor productivity tables are now available that present KLEMS multifactor industry measures for nonmanufacturing sectors and nonmanufacturing industries through 2012. For additional information concerning data sources and methods of measuring nonmanufacturing KLEMS multifactor productivity see "Nonmanufacturing industry contributions to multifactor productivity, 1987-2006 (PDF)
Hours and labor composition tables are now available that present measures for all NAICS 3-digit industries through 2013.
Detailed intellectual property capital measures are now available that represent capital measures for research and development, software, and artistic originals through 2013.
Total economy production account tables are now available that present total economy measures through 2013. Additionally, non-profit, owner-occupied and government detailed capital measures are now available through 2013 by NIPA-level industry. For additional information concerning data sources and methods of measuring the total economy see "Integrated GDP-Productivity Accounts," (PDF)
Multifactor productivity and related data for the air transportation industry and the line-haul railroads industry are now available through 2012. For the 86 4-digit NAICS manufacturing industries, these data are available through 2011.
July 28, 2015
In 2013 multifactor productivity in manufacturing decreased 0.7 percent,
durable manufacturing decreased 1.8 percent, and nondurable manufacturing increased
0.3 percent. Multifactor productivity in manufacturing declined for the
third consecutive year.
June 23, 2015
In 2014 multifactor productivity grew at a 0.8 percent annual rate in the
private nonfarm business sector and 0.6 percent in the private business
sector. In both sectors, multifactor productivity grew at a slower rate
than in 2013.
September 25, 2013
Multifactor productivity rose in 55 of the 86 detailed manufacturing industries in 2011,
compared to 63 of the industries in 2010. Among transportation industries, multifactor
productivity increased in air transportation and declined in line-haul railroads.
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Major Sector and 3-Digit NAICS Manufacturing Industries
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Analytic Tables and Charts
- Contributions of Manufacturing Industries to private nonfarm business multifactor productivity (PDF)
- Sources of growth in Real Output in the private nonfarm business sector (PDF)
- Contribution of Research and Development to Private Nonfarm Business Multifactor Productivity including Research and Development stocks (PDF)
- Research and Development Contributions and Stocks in the Total Economy (PDF)
- Sources of growth in Real Output in the private business sector (PDF)
- Contributions of Nonmanufacturing Industries to private nonfarm business multifactor productivity (PDF)
Four-Digit NAICS Manufacturing Industries, Air Transportation, and Line-Haul Railroads
- Multifactor Productivity and Related Data - June 10, 2015 (XLSX 38.0MB)
Interactive Chart Dashboards
- NEW Multifactor Productivity and Related Data Chart Dashboard - June 10, 2015 (XLSX 48.3MB)
Major Sector Productivity Program
Industry Productivity Program
Major Sector Productivity Program
- NEW Integrated Industry-Level Production Account for the United States: Intellectual Property Products and the 2007 NAICS. May 2014 (PDF). Tables (XLXS)
- A Prototype BEA/BLS Industry-Level Production Account for the United States. November 2012. (PDF 1.7MB). Tables (XLS)
- Nonmanufacturing Industry Contributions to Multifactor Productivity, 1987–2006. June 2010. (PDF 1MB)
- Effects of Imported Intermediate Inputs on Productivity. June 2010. (PDF 2MB)
- Integrated GDP-Productivity Accounts. December 2008. (PDF)
- Preliminary Estimate of Multifactor Productivity Growth. June 2005. (PDF)
Industry Productivity Program
- Multifactor Productivity Change in the Air Transportation Industry. March 2005. (PDF)
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- Productivity and Costs--labor productivity and costs for major sectors of the economy (business, nonfarm business, and manufacturing) and for 3- and 4-digit industries.
- Productivity Research and Program Development works on strengthening and improving Bureau productivity measures and on understanding the sources and effects of productivity and technical change. The Division works on clarifying input and output concepts, using methods from microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, labor economics, industrial organization, econometrics, and statistics.
- International Labor Comparisons--comparative information by country on productivity and unit labor costs; compensation; labor force, employment, and unemployment; and consumer prices.
- International Technical Cooperation --conducts training in labor statistics for international participants and coordinates international requests for BLS services including technical experts and short-term visits to BLS.
- Government Productivity Archive
- Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National)--monthly national data by detailed industry on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on the payrolls of nonfarm establishments.
- Producer Price Indexes--monthly data on changes in the selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services.