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Total factor productivity rose in 9 out of 21 major industries in 2022. Many of the total factor productivity increases in 2022 were driven by strong output growth outpacing increases in the combined inputs of capital, labor, energy, materials, and services. read more »
This article describes two adjustments to self-employment hours that will improve quarterly measures of labor productivity. read more »
This Spotlight looks at some short- and long-term state-level trends for labor productivity, output, and hours worked, and labor compensation. read more »
In this Beyond the Numbers article, we review the timeline for the development and implementation of new retail technologies in grocery stores. Then, check out the shifts in products and services offered by grocery stores over time. Using Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, the article looks at the trends in employment and hours to show how all of these factors influenced labor productivity in grocery stores. read more »