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Percent change in productivity

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Percent change in productivity
Industry Productivity 1-year percent change, 2021 Productivity average annual percent change, 1987-2021

Wholesale trade

5.7 2.8

Durable goods

9.6 4.1

Motor vehicles and parts

9.0 3.2

Furniture and furnishings

2.2 1.9

Lumber and construction supplies

4.3 0.7

Commercial equipment

9.5 10.8

Metals and minerals

6.7 -0.2

Appliances and electric goods

14.1 6.8

Hardware and plumbing

2.7 1.6

Machinery and supplies

9.7 1.8

Miscellaneous durable goods

17.3 1.8

Nondurable goods

0.9 1.2

Paper and paper products

-1.9 1.4

Druggists' goods

-1.0 1.8

Apparel and piece goods

7.9 1.8

Grocery and related products

5.0 1.3

Farm product raw materials

-10.5 0.8

Chemicals

4.1 0.5

Petroleum

-4.8 2.2

Alcoholic beverages

9.1 1.0

Miscellaneous nondurable goods

-3.5 0.4

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

6.8 2.0

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

6.8 2.0

Retail trade

6.6 3.1

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

7.6 2.4

Automobile dealers

5.7 2.5

Other motor vehicle dealers

13.3 3.0

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

10.7 1.4

Furniture and home furnishings stores

11.7 4.0

Furniture stores

8.9 3.6

Home furnishings stores

15.2 4.5

Electronics and appliance stores

22.5 10.4

Electronics and appliance stores

22.5 10.4

Building material and garden supply stores

-1.7 2.1

Building material and supplies dealers

-0.5 2.0

Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores

-10.2 2.9

Food and beverage stores

1.1 0.9

Grocery stores

1.2 0.7

Specialty food stores

-2.3 0.7

Beer, wine and liquor stores

8.3 2.5

Health and personal care stores

2.5 2.0

Health and personal care stores

2.5 2.0

Gasoline stations

6.8 1.3

Gasoline stations

6.8 1.3

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

28.0 4.6

Clothing stores

26.2 4.7

Shoe stores

34.9 3.7

Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores

26.9 4.5

Sports, hobby, music instruments, book stores

14.3 4.2

Sporting goods and musical instrument stores

16.3 4.9

Book stores and news dealers

-1.5 1.0

General merchandise stores

4.4 3.0

Department stores

14.3 1.0

Other general merchandise stores

2.4 4.7

Miscellaneous store retailers

10.8 3.5

Florists

1.7 2.7

Office supplies, stationery and gift stores

17.6 5.7

Used merchandise stores

1.7 4.4

Other miscellaneous store retailers

14.3 1.4

Nonstore retailers

9.0 8.6

Electronic shopping and mail-order houses

6.9 9.9

Vending machine operators

29.9 1.7

Direct selling establishments

7.8 3.2