Sources and footnotes for tables 1-4
Last Modified Date: June 23, 2015
Footnotes, Tables 1-4
Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) develops productivity measures
using output and compensation data published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), hours data published by other BLS programs, and capital data
supplied by BEA and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Also see Technical Notes
in this release.
(1) The private business sector covers gross domestic product with the
exception of the output of general government, government enterprises,
non-profit institutions, the rental value of owner-occupied real
estate, and the output of paid employees of private households.
The private nonfarm business sector further excludes farms
but includes agricultural services.
(2) Output per combined units of labor input and capital services.
(3) Gross domestic product originating in the sector, chained superlative
(4) Index of hours at work of all persons including employees,
proprietors, and unpaid family workers, classified by age, education,
and gender. This chained superlative index is computed by combining
changes in the hours of each age, education, and gender group weighted
by each groupís share of total wages.
(5) A measure of the flow of capital services used in the sector. Capital
services measure the services derived from the stock of physical
assets and intellectual property assets.
(6) The growth rates of labor input and capital services are combined
using their respective shares of current dollar costs as weights,
and aggregating into a chained superlative index.