March 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Productivity

Chart Data

There is no fixed relationship between employment change and labor productivity growth

 

Changes in output per hour and employment, 2000–2010
NAICS code Industry Average annual percent change
Productivity Employment

2111

Oil and gas extraction -1.6 2.5

2121

Coal mining -2.7 1.2

2122

Metal ore mining 0.3 -0.5

2123

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 0.6 -2.6

2131

Support activities for mining 2.2 5.5

2211

Power generation and supply 0.2 -0.9

2212

Natural gas distribution 0.8 -1.1

3111

Animal food manufacturing 3.2 -0.9

3112

Grain and oilseed milling 1.6 -1.0

3113

Sugar and confectionery products -0.0 -2.9

3114

Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food 0.5 -1.3

3115

Dairy products 2.6 -0.5

3116

Animal slaughtering and processing 1.6 -0.4

3117

Seafood product preparation and packaging 1.2 -1.7

3118

Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing -0.1 -0.9

3119

Other food products -0.2 0.9

3121

Beverages 3.1 -0.3

3122

Tobacco and tobacco products 0.4 -6.5

3131

Fiber, yarn, and thread mills 3.3 -9.9

3132

Fabric mills 5.7 -11.2

3133

Textile and fabric finishing and fabric coating mills 1.9 -9.5

3141

Textile furnishings mills -0.5 -7.5

3149

Other textile product mills 0.9 -4.4

3151

Apparel knitting mills -3.6 -10.6

3152

Cut and sew apparel -7.8 -9.7

3159

Apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing -4.6 -9.7

3161

Leather and hide tanning and finishing 3.7 -12.3

3162

Footwear manufacturing 1.5 -8.9

3169

Other leather and allied product manufacturing -1.3 -5.7

3211

Sawmills and wood preservation 3.1 -5.1

3212

Veneer, plywood, and engineered wood product manufacturing 2.4 -6.2

3219

Other wood products 2.4 -5.5

3221

Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 3.2 -5.2

3222

Converted paper products 1.8 -3.7

3231

Printing and related support activities 2.2 -4.7

3241

Petroleum and coal products 1.5 -0.8

3251

Basic chemicals 3.7 -2.8

3252

Resin, synthetic rubber, and artificial synthetic fibers and filaments 2.2 -4.0

3253

Pesticides, fertilizers, and other agricultural chemicals 5.0 -2.6

3254

Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing -1.0 0.1

3255

Paint, coatings, and adhesives 1.3 -3.5

3256

Soaps, cleaning compounds, and toilet preparations 4.2 -2.1

3259

Other chemical products and preparations 1.2 -3.9

3261

Plastics products 1.4 -3.8

3262

Rubber products 2.4 -5.4

3271

Clay products and refractories -0.2 -5.6

3272

Glass and glass product manufacturing 2.4 -5.3

3273

Cement and concrete products -0.8 -3.1

3274

Lime and gypsum products 1.1 -3.4

3279

Other nonmetallic mineral products 2.8 -1.9

3311

Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy manufacturing 5.4 -4.4

3312

Steel products from purchased steel -3.1 -3.3

3313

Alumina and aluminum production and processing 5.2 -5.8

3314

Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) production and processing 1.8 -4.9

3315

Foundries 3.0 -6.5

3321

Forging and stamping 2.7 -4.2

3322

Cutlery and handtool manufacturing 2.9 -6.2

3323

Architectural and structural metals 0.3 -2.8

3324

Boilers, tanks, and shipping containers 1.1 -2.2

3325

Hardware manufacturing -0.5 -7.1

3326

Spring and wire product manufacturing 2.9 -6.3

3327

Machine shops; turned products; and screws, nuts, and bolts 0.8 -1.4

3328

Coating, engraving, heat treating, and allied activities 2.9 -3.7

3329

Other fabricated metal products 1.8 -2.6

3331

Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery 3.1 -0.7

3332

Industrial machinery 0.2 -4.8

3333

Commercial and service industry machinery manufacturing 1.9 -4.8

3334

Ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, and commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturing 2.7 -4.3

3335

Metalworking machinery manufacturing 2.0 -5.5

3336

Engine, turbine, and power transmission equipment manufacturing 0.2 -1.9

3339

Other general purpose machinery 2.8 -4.1

3341

Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing 14.0 -6.4

3342

Communications equipment -2.0 -6.9

3343

Audio and video equipment manufacturing -2.4 -9.2

3344

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 9.4 -5.9

3345

Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 4.1 -1.8

3346

Manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media 7.9 -9.1

3351

Electric lighting equipment 3.2 -6.1

3352

Household appliances 2.9 -5.5

3353

Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.9 -4.2

3359

Other electrical equipment and components 0.7 -4.6

3361

Motor vehicles 5.3 -6.3

3362

Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing 0.9 -5.2

3363

Motor vehicle parts 4.2 -6.7

3364

Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 2.8 -0.7

3365

Railroad rolling stock manufacturing 4.3 -5.3

3366

Ship and boat building 3.1 -2.0

3369

Other transportation equipment manufacturing 8.5 -2.1

3371

Household and institutional furniture and kitchen cabinets 1.7 -6.3

3372

Office furniture (including fixtures) manufacturing 0.8 -5.9

3379

Other furniture related products 3.1 -4.6

3391

Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing 3.8 -0.2

3399

Other miscellaneous manufacturing 2.6 -4.4

4231

Motor vehicles and parts 3.4 -1.6

4232

Furniture and furnishings 0.6 -2.5

4233

Lumber and construction supplies 3.1 -2.1

4234

Commercial equipment 13.3 -1.8

4235

Metals and minerals -1.4 -2.7

4236

Electrical and electronic goods 5.7 -3.1

4237

Hardware and plumbing 1.0 -1.4

4238

Machinery and supplies 0.8 -1.8

4239

Miscellaneous durable goods -0.1 -0.6

4241

Paper and paper products 2.5 -3.5

4242

Drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 7.2 -0.1

4243

Apparel and piece goods 3.8 -2.0

4244

Grocery and related products 1.1 0.1

4245

Farm product raw materials 1.2 -0.7

4246

Chemicals 1.5 -1.7

4247

Petroleum 0.7 -2.5

4248

Alcoholic beverages -0.7 2.4

4249

Miscellaneous nondurable goods -0.2 -1.7

4251

Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers -2.5 2.8

4411

Automobile dealers 0.9 -1.9

4412

Other motor vehicle dealers 0.7 -0.9

4413

Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores -0.8 -0.3

4421

Furniture stores 3.3 -3.1

4422

Home furnishings stores 5.1 -2.0

4431

Electronics and appliance stores 13.7 -1.3

4441

Building material and supplies dealers 1.2 0.1

4442

Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores 5.6 -2.5

4451

Grocery stores 1.5 -0.5

4452

Specialty food stores 3.4 -2.3

4453

Beer, wine, and liquor stores 4.1 -0.7

4461

Health and personal care stores 2.5 0.3

4471

Gasoline stations 2.0 -1.4

4481

Clothing stores 5.2 0.9

4482

Shoe stores 2.4 -0.8

4483

Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores 1.6 -1.6

4511

Sporting goods, hobby, and musical instrument stores 4.7 0.3

4512

Book, periodical, and music stores 2.7 -5.6

4521

Department stores -0.7 -1.5

4529

Other general merchandise stores 4.1 3.4

4531

Florists 3.1 -4.7

4532

Office supplies, stationery, and gift stores 6.4 -4.5

4533

Used merchandise stores 4.1 -2.3

4539

Other miscellaneous store retailers -1.5 -0.7

4541

Electronic shopping and mail-order houses 10.6 0.2

4542

Vending machine operators -0.6 -4.7

4543

Direct selling establishments 0.9 -2.8

481

Air transportation 4.6 -3.2

482111

Line-haul railroads 2.8 -1.2

48421

Used household and office goods moving -0.5 -2.5

4911

Postal service 0.7 -2.9

492

Couriers and messengers -0.7 -1.1

4931

Warehousing and storage 1.5 2.1

5111

Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers -0.2 -4.5

5112

Software publishers 4.7 -0.0

51213

Motion picture and video exhibition 1.7 -0.6

5152

Cable and other subscription programming 5.6 -1.1

5171

Wired telecommunications carriers 3.3 -4.3

5172

Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) 17.3 -0.6

52211

Commercial banking 2.6 0.4

532111

Passenger car rental 2.8 -2.9

53223

Video tape and disc rental 6.0 -9.0

541213

Tax preparation services -1.0 1.8

54133

Engineering services 1.2 0.8

54181

Advertising agencies 4.2 -1.6

541921

Photography studios, portrait -0.3 -0.7

561311

Employment placement agencies 11.4 -4.6

71395

Bowling centers 2.1 -1.6

7222

Limited-service eating places 1.0 1.4

7223

Special food services 0.6 0.7

7224

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 2.1 -1.5

8111

Automotive repair and maintenance -0.8 -0.9

81221

Funeral homes and funeral services -0.2 -0.2

81292

Photofinishing 8.1 -14.4

8123

Drycleaning and laundry services 2.0 -2.3

Source: Labor Productivity and Costs | Chart

 

 


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