Productivity in manufacturing industries, 2005
April 20, 2007
Labor productivity—defined as output per hour—rose in 2005 in 88 percent of the detailed manufacturing industries studied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Output (the production of manufactured goods) rose in 83 percent of the industries, while hours fell in 65 percent of the industries.
The share of industries with productivity increases over a longer period was even greater. From 1987 to 2005, labor productivity increased in all but one manufacturing industry. Output rose in 80 percent of the industries, while hours fell in 80 percent.
This information is from the BLS Productivity and Costs Program. Additional information is available from "Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing, 2005," (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0561.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Productivity in manufacturing industries, 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/apr/wk3/art05.htm (visited September 30, 2014).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.