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Multifactor productivity increases in computer and electronics manufacturing industries, 1987–2014 

September 26, 2016
Multifactor productivity grew at a 12.8 percent annual rate in the computer and peripheral manufacturing industry from 1987 to 2014. This was the highest growth among the six computer and electronics manufacturing industries that are measured. Multifactor productivity in semiconductors and electronic components manufacturing increased at a 9.6 percent annual rate. Full Text »
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Impact of the strengthening dollar on U.S. import prices in 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) import price index measures changes in prices of goods purchased from abroad by residents of the United States. The index declined throughout most of 2015 and ended the year with an 8.3-percent decrease from the December 2014 figure. Declines in prices of commodities such as oil, gold, other precious metals, and copper were an important factor behind the fall in the import price index.
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