Sources and footnotes for tables 1-4
Last Modified Date: March 24, 2020
Footnotes, Tables 1-4
Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) develops productivity measures
using output and compensation data published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), hours data published by other BLS programs, and capital
data supplied by BEA and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Also see Technical
Notes in this release.
(1) The private business sector covers gross domestic product with
the exception of the output of general government, government
enterprises, non-profit institutions, the rental value of
owner-occupied real estate, and the output of paid employees of
private households. The private nonfarm business sector further
excludes farms but includes agricultural services.
(2) Output per hour worked.
(3) Output per combined units of labor input and capital services.
(4) Gross domestic product originating in the sector, chained superlative
(5) Index of hours worked of all persons including employees, proprietors,
and unpaid family workers, classified by age, education, and gender.
This chained superlative index is computed by combining changes in
the hours of each age, education, and gender group weighted by each
groupís share of total wages.
(6) A measure of the flow of capital services used in the sector.
Capital services measure the services derived from the stock of
physical assets and intellectual property products.
(7) The growth rates of labor input and capital services are combined
by weighting with their respective shares of current dollar costs as
weights, and aggregating into a chained superlative index.
(8) Capital services per hour.