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Productivity

Schedule of Releases and Revisions for Productivity Program

In fulfilling its mission to provide both timely and accurate information, the BLS Productivity Program regularly releases and revises data on industry productivity and related series throughout the year. The schedule below is designed to help data users anticipate the timing and source of revisions.

Labor Productivity Releases

Productivity and Costs (Nonfarm business, Business, Manufacturing, and Nonfinancial corporate sector)

  • Initial release of Fourth Quarter 2021 data: February 3, 2022
  • Revision of Fourth Quarter 2021 data: March 3, 2022
  • Initial release of First Quarter 2022 data: May 5, 2022
  • Revision of First Quarter 2022 data: June 2, 2022
  • Initial release of Second Quarter 2022 data: August 9, 2022
  • Revision of Second Quarter 2022 data: September 1, 2022
  • Initial release of Third Quarter 2022 data: November 3, 2022
  • Revision of Third Quarter 2022 data: December 7, 2022

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries

  • Initial release of 2021 data: April 28, 2022
  • Planned initial release of 2022 data: scheduled for spring 2023

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing Industries

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale Trade and Retail Trade Industries

Productivity by State

  • Initial release of 2021 data: May 26, 2022
  • Planned release of 2022 data: scheduled for summer 2023

Total Factor Productivity Releases

The BLS Productivity program will replace the term multifactor productivity (MFP) with total factor productivity (TFP) beginning with the Total Factor Productivity Trends for Major Industries release on November 18, 2021. This is a change in terminology only and will not affect the data or methodology. The use of the term total factor productivity will improve the visibility and accessibility of our data and will be accompanied by changes to the BLS website and future productivity news releases.

Total Factor Productivity (Private nonfarm business and Private business)

Total Factor Productivity For Major Industries

  • Initial release of 2020 data: November 18, 2021
  • Revisions on March 24, 2022 to incorporate the U.S. BLS Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey 2021 benchmark, and Census Bureau 2020 Annual Survey of Manufactures and 2020 Service Annual Survey

Total Factor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries

Data Releases

Hours and Employment by Industry Data

  • Initial release of 2021 data: April 28, 2022
  • Planned release of 2022 data: scheduled for spring 2023

Productivity Dispersion - Experimental Data

  • Initial release of 2017 and 2018 data: September 28, 2021
  • Planned release of 2019 data: scheduled for fall 2022