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Percent change in productivity by select periods

Charts related to the latest "Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing Industries" news release   |   More chart packages

  • 1987 to 1990
  • 1990 to 2000
  • 2000 to 2007
Change in productivity by select subperiods
Industry 1987 to 1990 1990 to 2000 2000 to 2007 2007 to 2020

Utilities

1.4 5.8 1.0 -0.1

Air transportation

-3.4 3.0 7.9 -4.6

Line-haul railroads

5.8 5.1 2.8 3.1

Truck transportation(1)

  0.1 0.8 1.2

Postal service

1.3 1.1 0.9 -1.6

Couriers and messengers

-2.0 -0.9 0.9 -5.7

Warehousing and storage(1)

  4.3 0.8 -0.9

Publishing

2.1 5.6 3.1 4.4

Motion picture and video exhibition

6.1 -0.1 2.6 0.2

Broadcasting, except Internet

-0.3 0.7 3.9 5.7

Wired telecommunications carriers

4.8 5.0 3.6 2.5

Wireless telecommunications carriers

-1.8 8.0 16.6 15.6

Commercial banking

6.3 4.6 3.2 0.3

Passenger car rental

-0.5 2.2 2.5 2.1

Truck, trailer, and RV rental and leasing

4.5 6.1 1.7 -0.2

Video tape and disc rental

8.1 3.6 5.3 6.8

Accounting and bookkeeping services(2)

  2.3 3.2 1.2

Architectural services

1.3 1.5 1.3 1.6

Engineering services

3.2 0.3 2.1 -0.4

Advertising agencies

4.1 0.0 3.1 2.4

Photography studios, portrait

-0.8 1.5 -1.8 3.7

Veterinary services(3)

    2.1 -2.0

Employment placement and executive search(4)

  -1.8 15.1 1.3

Travel arrangement and reservation services(2)

  6.9 8.2 1.2

Janitorial services

7.7 1.1 1.9 2.8

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(4)

  6.6 1.0 1.4

Hospitals, except psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals(5)

  2.1 -1.1 0.2

Amusement parks and arcades(6)

      -3.0

Gambling industries(2)

  -2.2 4.5 2.9

Golf courses and country clubs(7)

    -2.1 -0.7

Fitness and recreational sports centers(7)

    8.0 1.9

Bowling centers

-4.2 -0.2 2.7 1.3

Accommodation and food services

1.1 1.0 0.8 0.5

Automotive repair and maintenance

1.5 2.1 -0.2 0.5

Reupholstery and furniture repair

2.0 -0.5 -1.3 -3.2

Personal care services

-0.2 2.9 2.9 1.8

Funeral homes and funeral services

-2.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.5

Drycleaning and laundry services

-0.8 1.4 1.1 3.6

Photofinishing

3.8 -3.7 4.8 4.9

Footnotes
(1) Rates are calculated starting in 1992.
(2) Rates are calculated starting in 1997.
(3) Rates are calculated starting in 2004.
(4) Rates are calculated starting in 1994.
(5) Rates are calculated starting in 1993 and ending in 2018.
(6) Rates are calculated starting in 2007.
(7) Rates are calculated starting in 2002.