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September 28, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Multifactor productivity in manufacturing, 2009

Percent change in multifactor productivity in the largest (by employment) manufacturing industries, 2008–2009
Industry Percent change in multifactor productivity

Electronic instruments

1.2

Animal slaughtering and processing

-2.1

Converted paper products

-2.5

Medical equipment and supplies

-3.6

Plastics products

-3.9

Aerospace products and parts

-4.1

Printing and related support activities

-4.6

Motor vehicle parts

-5.7

Pharmaceuticals and medicines

-5.7

Other general purpose machinery

-6.7

Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing

-7.0

Other wood products

-7.2

Other miscellaneous manufacturing

-8.6

Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery

-10.1

Semiconductors and electronic components

-10.5

Architectural and structural metals

-12.2

Household and institutional furniture

-13.1

Other fabricated metal products

-13.1

Machine shops and threaded products

-15.2

These data are featured in the TED article, Multifactor productivity in manufacturing, 2009.

 

 

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