Productivity and related cost measures are designed for use in economic analysis and public and private policy planning. The data are used to forecast and analyze changes in prices, wages, and technology. There are two primary types of productivity statistics:
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Data on output per hour and unit labor costs are available for the U.S. business sector, the nonfarm business sector, the nonfinancial corporate sector, and the manufacturing sector. These are the productivity statistics most often cited in the news. In addition, output per hour and unit labor costs are available for over 400 selected industries in manufacturing, mining, utilities, wholesale and retail trade, and services.
Total factor productivity statistics are available for the U.S. business sector, the nonfarm business sector, the manufacturing sector, 61 major industries, 86 detailed manufacturing industries, railroad transportation, air transportation, and utilities.
The Division of Productivity Research and Program Development (DPRPD) conducts research to strengthen and improve existing productivity measurement concepts and techniques and understand the sources and effects of productivity and technological change on the economy.
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Last Modified Date: April 20, 2022