April 3, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Productivity in manufacturing industries, 2010

Percent change in output per hour, 3-digit NAICS manufacturing industries, 2009–2010
Manufacturing industry Output per hour

Transportation equipment

15.7

Primary metals

15.5

Computer and electronic products

11.6

Textile product mills

10.0

Machinery

9.3

Wood products

9.2

Leather and allied products

8.5

Miscellaneous manufacturing

8.3

Furniture and related products

6.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

6.3

Chemicals

6.1

Textile mills

6.0

Electrical equipment and appliances

5.6

Plastics and rubber products

5.4

Petroleum and coal products

5.2

Fabricated metal products

5.1

Printing and related support activities

4.3

Apparel

3.8

Paper and paper products

2.7

Food

-1.2

Beverages and tobacco products

-2.4

These data are featured in the TED article, Productivity in manufacturing industries, 2010.

 

 

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