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Productivity Measures: Business Sector and Major Subsectors: Overview

Major Sector Productivity (MSP) is a Bureau of Labor Statistics program that produces measures of productivity for six U.S. major industry sectors in the United States: business, nonfarm business, nonfinancial corporations, total manufacturing, durable goods manufacturing, and nondurable goods manufacturing. BLS compiles and analyzes a wide array of data produced by government statistical agencies and nongovernmental organizations to measure productivity.

Quick Facts: Productivity Measures: Business Sector and Major Subsectors
Subject areas Productivity
Key measures
  • Labor productivity
  • Major sector multifactor productivity
  • Unit labor costs
How the data are obtained Estimated from multiple data sources
Classification system Industry
Periodicity of data availability Annual, Quarterly
Geographic detail National
Scope Private sector
Key products
Program webpage

Last Modified Date: September 23, 2020