In 2018 multifactor productivity grew at a 1.0 percent annual rate in the
private nonfarm business and private business sectors. In both sectors,
multifactor productivity grew at a faster rate than in 2017.
Multifactor productivity rose in 37 of the 86 4-digit NAICS manufacturing industries in 2016, up
from 21 industries in 2015. Among transportation industries, multifactor productivity increased
in air transportation and decreased in line-haul railroads.
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