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Productivity Research and Program Development--works on strengthening and improving Bureau productivity measures and on understanding the sources and effects of productivity and technical change. The Division works on clarifying input and output concepts, using methods from microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, labor economics, industrial organization, econometrics, and statistics.
International Labor Comparisons (discontinued)--comparative information by country on productivity and unit labor costs; compensation; labor force, employment, and unemployment; and consumer prices.
International Technical Cooperation--conducts training in labor statistics for international participants and coordinates international requests for BLS services including technical experts and short-term visits to BLS.
Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National)--monthly national data by detailed industry on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on the payrolls of nonfarm establishments.
Producer Price Indexes--monthly data on changes in the selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services.