May 31, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Productivity in selected service-providing and mining industries, 2009

Percent change in output per hour in the largest (by employment) service-providing and mining industries, 2008–2009
Industry Percent change in output per hour

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)


General warehousing and storage


Commercial banking


Wired telecommunications carriers


Postal service


Limited-service eating places


Full-service restaurants


Air transportation


Newspaper, book, and directory publishers


Traveler accommodation


Power generation and supply


Janitorial services


General freight trucking, local


Automotive repair and maintenance


Couriers and messengers


Special food services


General freight trucking, long distance


Engineering services


Hair, nail, and skin care services


Support activities for mining


These data are featured in the TED article, Productivity in selected service-providing and mining industries, 2009.




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