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Productivity

Long term labor productivity by sector for selected periods

Chart data are included in the linked table below. Nonfarm business sector labor productivity growth over business cycles from 1947 to present.

 Chart data: Productivity change in the nonfarm business sector, 1947 Q1 - 2023 Q4

Chart data are included in the linked table below. Manufacturing labor productivity growth over business cycles from 1947 to present.

Chart data: Productivity change in the manufacturing sector, 1987 Q1 - 2023 Q4