International manufacturing productivity, 2009
December 28, 2010
In 2009, manufacturing labor productivity decreased in 12 of the 19 economies compared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Over the 2008–09 period, the United States had the largest productivity increase, 7.7 percent, and Japan had the steepest productivity decline, −11.4 percent.
For the first time, both output and hours in manufacturing declined in all 19 economies compared. In most economies, output declined by more than 10 percent and hours by more than 8 percent.
These data are from the International Labor Comparisons program. To learn more, see "International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Cost Trends, 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1749.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, International manufacturing productivity, 2009 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101228.htm (visited September 23, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and Other Entertainment
A look at consumer spending and attendance at arts, sports, and entertainment events.
Profile of the labor force by educational attainment
A look at the educational attainment of the U.S. labor force and how it has changed over time.
Women in the workforce before, during, and after the Great Recession
A look at trends and projections in the labor force participation of women from the 1950s to 2024.
Employer-sponsored healthcare coverage across wage groups
A look at the relationship between employee wages and access to, participation in, and costs of employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision care benefit plans.