U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Home

Announcement
  • BLS COVID-19 Questions and Answers Updated July 22, 2021 Full Story

Jul
29

Productivity rises in 35 of 46 wholesale and retail trade industries in 2020

Retail trade productivity increased 7.7 percent in 2020, the largest increase since measurement began in 1987. Wholesale trade productivity rose 3.6 percent, led by growth in nondurable goods industries. Unit labor costs fell in retail trade and increased in wholesale trade.

HTML | PDF | RSS | Charts

All Releases

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION »

  • Regional Homepages

    BLS offers many types of data for regions, states and local areas. To browse for available information, visit the regional pages to the right or use the economic news release finder below.

    Economic news release finder

  • New England
  • New York-New Jersey
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast
  • Midwest
  • Southwest
  • Mountian-Plains
  • West

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

Individuals working in a telework environment

Teleworking and lost work during the pandemic

To measure the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we added questions to the Current Population Survey starting in May 2020. read more

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

Air freight containers in cargo plane

Inbound air freight prices go sky high in the midst of pandemic

This article looks at pre-pandemic inbound air freight price trends and describes COVID-19 pandemic-related changes. read more

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

Collage of layoff notices and hiring anouncements

With COVID-19 pandemic, record high hires and turnover in 2020

Data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey highlight effects of the pandemic and efforts to mitigate its spread. read more

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

Employees in factory

New job-task information in National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth

This article examines how the skill level and task content of U.S. jobs vary among workers born during 1957–64 and 1980–84. read more

BLS REPORTS

Hands holding empty wallet

A profile of the working poor

There were 6.3 million people who were "working poor" in 2019. They spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force but their incomes fell below the official poverty level. read more

Latest Numbers

RSS

Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.9% in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
5.9% in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+850,000(p) in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.10(p) in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+1.0%(p) in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.9% in 1st Qtr of 2021 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
+5.4% in 1st Qtr of 2021 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
+1.0% in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
+1.2% in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data