September 07, 2010

Productivity in wholesale trade, retail trade, and food services, 2009

Percent change in output per hour, output, and hours, by industry, 2008 and 2009
Industry Output per hour Output Hours
2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009

Wholesale trade

−2.3 −3.3 −3.1 −10.1 −0.8 −7.1

Retail trade

−2.0 1.5 −4.1 −4.4 −2.1 −5.8

Food services and drinking places

−0.8 1.0 1.4 −2.5 −0.6 −3.5

These data featured in the TED article, Productivity in wholesale trade, retail trade, and food services, 2009.