Productivity by industry between 1990 and 2000
May 02, 2002
During the 1990-2000 period, labor productivity—as measured by output per hour—increased in 92 percent of the 170 industries studied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Output rose in 85 percent of the industries, while hours of labor increased in only 46 percent of the industries.
Comparing the 1995-2000 period with the 1990-95 period, productivity growth rates increased in 97 of the 170 published industries. In 19 industries, annual output per hour grew at least 5.0 percentage points faster in 1995-2000 than in 1990-95. Another 33 industries posted annual productivity growth rates 2.0-4.9 percentage points above their 1990-95 rates.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Productivity by industry between 1990 and 2000 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/apr/wk5/art04.htm (visited October 21, 2016).
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