May 2013

International Labor Comparisons: BLS Spotlight on Statistics

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Gap between productivity and real hourly compensation in manufacturing, 1970-2011

 

Indexes of productivity (output per hour) and real hourly compensation in manufacturing, 1970=100

Year

Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation
United States Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany

1970

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

1971

106.5 101.4 106.5 110.7 105.3 103.3 108.2 110.0 102.0 109.0 105.0 105.1 103.9 106.4

1972

111.0 103.3 118.9 124.2 110.7 106.0 115.3 115.0 109.7 118.5 107.3 111.6 110.3 111.7

1973

116.6 104.7 132.2 137.9 116.8 107.2 122.4 127.6 114.6 128.1 112.5 118.9 117.6 118.0

1974

113.8 104.7 138.9 150.5 120.7 112.7 126.6 135.5 118.6 137.7 123.1 124.5 121.6 125.5

1975

117.7 107.7 144.5 161.2 117.9 117.4 140.9 148.8 115.0 143.8 125.8 136.2 126.8 130.6

1976

124.1 110.2 159.1 170.9 128.2 126.3 144.0 153.7 117.8 149.1 131.6 138.1 135.8 134.7

1977

128.8 112.7 166.8 172.4 135.7 129.7 150.3 154.6 123.0 149.2 139.0 144.1 139.8 142.0

1978

129.9 113.2 177.0 176.9 140.0 127.4 153.1 155.7 130.6 148.5 142.5 149.1 144.7 148.6

1979

131.7 113.2 186.4 180.0 140.6 127.3 163.1 160.2 139.3 153.2 148.4 152.4 150.9 153.1

1980

130.7 114.0 198.4 187.8 138.3 126.7 174.5 159.3 143.6 155.4 151.0 154.4 148.6 157.9

1981

137.8 114.5 212.8 190.4 142.7 126.7 180.0 159.3 149.5 162.7 157.6 158.0 151.5 157.9

1982

139.0 117.9 223.2 183.2 143.0 131.1 184.7 158.9 154.5 164.0 166.1 167.4 151.5 159.0

1983

148.8 116.5 246.0 186.7 151.4 132.4 198.5 162.0 162.0 166.5 173.8 170.7 158.9 161.1

1984

153.0 115.8 257.9 190.7 168.0 134.8 198.2 163.1 170.5 172.1 179.1 174.8 164.3 164.4

1985

158.5 117.6 264.2 191.7 171.9 136.7 200.4 166.5 179.5 181.2 187.1 178.9 171.4 170.7

1986

161.0 120.9 266.5 194.4 166.7 133.5 196.4 167.7 190.1 191.8 188.3 182.1 172.3 177.7

1987

172.2 120.7 269.8 197.4 167.7 130.7 197.6 178.5 203.8 197.8 190.3 183.6 169.4 185.2

1988

178.8 120.6 279.2 198.4 170.8 131.6 202.8 180.4 214.9 204.8 197.8 185.3 175.9 190.5

1989

179.8 119.1 294.2 204.0 173.4 131.2 215.8 183.3 227.8 214.4 206.0 188.8 182.0 194.7

1990

181.9 118.9 293.9 206.7 177.2 132.4 211.7 188.4 237.9 228.2 210.2 191.1 190.5 203.9

1991

187.0 121.6 301.0 216.3 179.0 134.1 215.9 192.7 237.1 234.7 215.7 196.0 196.0 209.1

1992

194.2 124.2 303.6 217.1 187.1 138.6 215.7 193.1 265.8 236.6 221.5 200.5 198.9 218.0

1993

199.3 124.0 311.1 221.4 195.5 137.7 216.5 194.8 294.4 239.1 228.6 204.6 201.7 221.9

1994

207.6 124.4 327.4 217.9 206.6 141.4 245.2 197.9 320.3 247.7 242.7 208.2 217.6 225.7

1995

214.7 123.4 342.0 220.9 209.0 141.6 245.7 197.5 326.3 261.5 252.6 210.9 222.6 234.1

1996

222.1 122.2 347.0 220.4 208.0 141.7 237.6 201.2 335.2 268.3 253.8 210.2 227.2 241.9

1997

231.2 122.6 368.7 225.0 216.8 141.6 257.9 203.9 352.4 269.8 266.1 215.1 240.4 241.5

1998

243.4 128.4 373.5 226.3 228.0 147.5 256.7 205.8 373.2 277.2 279.3 215.9 241.6 243.4

1999

258.2 131.3 370.7 226.7 238.1 148.4 261.2 206.1 400.7 284.0 291.4 222.0 246.6 247.5

2000

278.3 136.8 385.8 225.0 251.5 148.8 269.4 204.1 448.2 287.5 308.5 229.3 265.1 256.3

2001

284.0 138.2 383.8 227.2 245.7 149.4 269.9 209.0 465.6 299.6 312.3 231.8 272.4 259.3

2002

313.3 143.4 393.1 232.0 251.1 151.7 272.6 213.4 496.0 300.4 324.2 240.7 273.3 261.1

2003

339.9 151.5 399.5 233.6 250.2 152.4 283.4 223.6 527.0 306.2 335.0 241.7 284.5 263.6

2004

369.6 148.7 416.7 233.0 252.2 154.9 298.6 229.0 562.2 317.6 347.4 244.2 296.4 260.8

2005

386.7 148.7 424.3 231.5 261.2 158.8 306.1 237.9 589.1 329.4 363.5 248.1 310.7 259.9

2006

399.9 146.9 428.5 235.6 268.2 163.5 323.6 242.9 658.4 335.6 377.7 253.7 341.8 266.0

2007

421.0 147.4 448.9 244.5 269.5 164.7 329.0 251.6 720.5 336.8 387.9 254.8 354.7 262.4

2008

412.9 148.0 453.7 242.1 266.4 163.4 311.4 247.4 689.2 332.9 374.4 254.2 340.6 262.4

2009

430.0 154.7 427.5 253.6 262.8 164.7 313.9 252.8 575.6 341.1 374.0 264.4 292.1 272.5

2010

478.3 153.9 444.8 248.6 272.5 157.7 341.2 254.0 640.1 339.1 396.8 265.2 314.4 265.2

2011

487.9 153.1 445.9 238.3 277.7 156.7 349.1 252.9 639.6 336.4 405.6 266.2 328.4 264.9

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons.



Indexes of productivity (output per hour) and real hourly compensation in manufacturing, 1970=100 (continued)

Year

Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation Productivity Real Hourly Compensation
Italy Japan Netherlands Norway Sweden United Kingdom

1970

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

1971

102.0 110.0 106.0 108.4 105.4 106.6 103.3 107.3 104.4 103.9 104.8 103.9

1972

110.2 114.4 116.3 119.2 114.2 112.5 108.9 112.8 109.6 109.4 110.7 111.8

1973

121.4 122.2 126.8 130.4 123.9 123.4 115.5 117.6 117.7 113.2 118.8 116.7

1974

132.7 133.5 130.0 138.8 134.9 135.4 119.8 126.6 122.7 121.4 120.8 120.8

1975

130.2 140.7 133.7 144.7 136.1 135.1 118.9 135.3 124.6 135.9 118.2 129.7

1976

150.1 150.4 141.8 142.3 148.6 139.4 121.8 143.1 126.5 143.6 123.3 129.1

1977

156.7 153.7 147.4 145.4 151.1 137.6 123.8 146.7 124.6 140.2 124.3 125.6

1978

163.0 155.9 153.4 148.5 158.7 142.4 126.5 148.4 128.0 144.6 126.1 134.7

1979

178.1 164.3 166.0 152.5 163.7 145.7 136.3 148.9 138.0 146.1 126.9 140.7

1980

187.7 158.5 168.6 150.4 165.9 143.3 133.6 145.9 140.2 142.6 126.4 145.2

1981

189.2 161.2 174.1 153.8 166.9 138.1 133.0 142.9 139.4 140.3 131.5 149.9

1982

189.7 161.4 180.2 156.9 170.5 139.6 139.0 142.7 142.3 136.2 137.6 149.5

1983

197.3 165.1 180.6 158.3 181.8 143.5 143.0 143.7 150.9 133.4 146.6 151.6

1984

214.4 172.4 184.4 159.3 197.5 146.4 152.5 147.8 161.3 136.5 151.4 152.8

1985

224.9 177.4 201.9 162.0 203.9 150.5 157.4 152.8 161.6 139.0 155.3 156.4

1986

229.4 178.7 202.6 167.7 210.9 155.8 154.9 155.1 165.6 145.3 160.2 163.8

1987

238.6 183.9 211.2 172.7 215.4 163.3 162.6 161.9 166.1 146.2 166.4 173.0

1988

249.2 188.1 221.2 175.5 223.0 164.4 161.3 161.0 165.9 147.2 173.1 173.8

1989

258.5 195.4 233.0 181.9 232.9 164.6 165.5 161.3 171.4 154.5 177.6 170.8

1990

257.9 197.5 249.6 188.5 231.4 165.4 169.7 164.3 172.6 152.6 184.3 175.4

1991

258.6 202.1 262.6 194.3 232.5 167.3 170.3 167.7 173.3 151.3 194.4 187.8

1992

269.5 204.3 265.4 198.0 235.6 169.5 172.9 168.5 179.0 152.9 206.5 181.1

1993

271.7 203.8 270.6 200.7 246.4 176.0 172.5 167.3 192.9 146.0 212.5 184.2

1994

296.4 206.3 275.3 203.3 265.4 176.4 172.4 169.9 212.6 146.2 218.1 184.1

1995

311.7 207.1 293.4 210.3 273.7 175.4 170.0 173.4 224.9 147.1 215.6 181.5

1996

312.1 210.4 307.1 212.1 279.7 174.9 176.3 178.7 232.1 156.6 213.1 176.2

1997

317.0 215.9 317.8 215.2 281.4 175.4 177.9 181.9 253.6 163.5 219.0 179.5

1998

312.6 208.6 321.1 219.3 288.3 179.2 173.0 188.1 269.5 168.4 221.4 185.7

1999

314.8 209.6 329.5 219.6 299.8 181.4 180.1 194.5 294.4 168.5 233.4 195.3

2000

329.5 210.0 347.0 219.8 322.8 185.8 186.4 199.2 315.8 178.4 248.4 198.6

2001

329.1 210.8 339.6 224.4 324.2 186.2 190.6 204.9 308.1 182.4 255.9 202.8

2002

326.6 211.5 348.7 226.6 333.6 190.3 195.3 214.6 344.6 187.5 264.4 211.9

2003

320.3 213.9 367.2 222.4 341.5 193.7 212.1 217.3 372.3 191.5 280.2 218.0

2004

327.5 216.8 388.9 219.8 365.0 199.5 223.9 223.7 414.5 195.9 299.2 222.3

2005

336.1 219.0 414.4 217.1 382.3 199.0 227.4 229.2 442.7 201.8 312.9 227.8

2006

345.0 218.9 423.9 213.1 397.3 202.4 219.3 238.1 481.2 203.4 326.8 234.2

2007

350.0 220.9 449.4 212.5 418.0 205.0 219.2 245.2 495.1 212.0 338.1 231.6

2008

343.2 223.3 468.3 216.9 409.5 207.0 225.0 248.4 466.4 206.2 342.8 229.9

2009

321.5 228.8 438.9 220.6 388.0 211.4 227.9 254.1 417.8 215.9 338.1 238.3

2010

351.7 231.1 503.7 219.6 420.1 210.4 238.2 254.1 495.7 210.9 353.1 239.5

2011

350.4 229.6 489.5 224.9 436.9 209.9 242.9 260.6 512.4 207.0 369.1 232.5

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons.



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