Manufacturing industries and productivity, 2006
March 21, 2008
Labor productivity—defined as output per hour—rose in 2006 in 52 percent of the manufacturing industries studied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Output, the production of manufactured goods, rose in 56 percent of the industries in 2006 and hours increased in 43 percent. Hours declined in 57 percent of the industries.
From 1987 to 2006, labor productivity increased in all but 1 of the 86 manufacturing industries. Output rose in 78 percent of the industries and hours fell in 79 percent.
This information is from the BLS Productivity and Costs Program. Additional information is available from "Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing Industries, 2006" news release USDL 08-0382.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Manufacturing industries and productivity, 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk3/art05.htm (visited September 28, 2016).
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