March 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Productivity

Chart Data

Industries with the strongest labor productivity performance

 

Industries with the most rapid change in output per hour, 2000–2010
Industry Percent

Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)

17.3

Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing

14.0

Electronics and appliance stores

13.7

Commercial equipment merchant wholesalers

13.3

Employment placement agencies

11.4

Electronic shopping and mail-order houses

10.6

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing

9.4

Travel arrangement and reservation services

8.7

Other transportation equipment manufacturing

8.5

Photofinishing

8.1

Manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media

7.9

Drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers

7.2

Office supplies, stationery, and gift stores

6.4

Video tape and disc rental

6.0

Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers

5.7

Fabric mills

5.7

Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores

5.6

Cable and other subscription programming

5.6

Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy manufacturing

5.4

Motor vehicles manufacturing

5.3

Source: Labor Productivity and Costs | Chart

 

 


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