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Average annual percent change in productivity

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Average annual percent change in productivity, 1987 to 2019
Industry Average annual percent change in productivity, 1987 to 2019

Utilities

2.2

Power generation and supply

2.9

Natural gas distribution

1.2

Water, sewage and other systems

-1.7

Air transportation

3.0

Line-haul railroads

3.4

Truck transportation(1)

0.8

General freight trucking(1)

1.3

General freight trucking, local(1)

2.8

General freight trucking, long-distance

1.3

Specialized freight trucking(2)

1.0

Used household and office goods moving

-0.8

Other specialized trucking, local(2)

0.6

Other specialized trucking, long-distance(2)

1.9

Postal service

0.0

Couriers and messengers

-2.3

Warehousing and storage(1)

1.3

General warehousing and storage(1)

2.3

Refrigerated warehousing and storage(1)

0.5

Publishing

4.3

Newspaper, book, and directory publishers

0.2

Newspaper publishers

-0.5

Periodical publishers

-0.1

Book publishers

-0.1

Software publishers

10.7

Motion picture and video exhibition

1.1

Broadcasting, except Internet

3.0

Radio and television broadcasting

2.2

Radio broadcasting

3.6

Cable and other subscription programming

4.9

Wired telecommunications carriers

3.8

Wireless telecommunications carriers

12.0

Commercial banking

2.8

Passenger car rental

2.0

Truck, trailer, and RV rental and leasing

2.2

Video tape and disc rental

5.6

Accounting and bookkeeping services(3)

2.0

Offices of certified public accountants(3)

2.1

Tax preparation services

0.6

Other accounting services(3)

3.3

Architectural services

1.5

Engineering services

1.0

Advertising agencies

2.0

Photography studios, portrait

1.4

Veterinary services(4)

-1.2

Employment placement and executive search(5)

4.2

Travel arrangement and reservation services(3)

7.1

Travel agencies

7.4

Janitorial services

2.6

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(5)

2.1

Medical laboratories(5)

2.0

Diagnostic imaging centers(5)

2.2

Amusement parks and arcades(6)

0.7

Amusement and theme parks

0.1

Gambling industries(3)

2.2

Golf courses and country clubs(2)

-1.1

Fitness and recreational sports centers(2)

3.7

Bowling centers

0.6

Accommodation and food services

0.8

Accommodation

1.9

Traveler accommodation

1.9

Hotels and motels, except casino hotels

1.3

Food services and drinking places

0.5

Special food services

1.0

Drinking places, alcoholic beverages

-0.5

Restaurants and other eating places

0.5

Full-service restaurants

0.7

Limited-service eating places

0.4

Automotive repair and maintenance

1.2

Reupholstery and furniture repair

-1.5

Personal care services

2.2

Hair, nail, and skin care services

2.1

Funeral homes and funeral services

-0.4

Drycleaning and laundry services

1.9

Coin-operated laundries and drycleaners

2.2

Drycleaning and laundry services (except coin-operated)

0.7

Linen and uniform supply

2.1

Photofinishing

2.0

Footnotes
(1) Average annual percent changes are for 1992-2019.
(2) Average annual percent changes are for 2002-2019.
(3) Average annual percent changes are for 1997-2019.
(4) Average annual percent changes are for 2004-2019.
(5) Average annual percent changes are for 1994-2019.
(6) Average annual percent changes are for 2007-2019.