April 4, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Private business multifactor productivity up in 2010

Private nonfarm business sector: indexes of productivity and related measures, 1987–2010
Indexes 2005=100
Year Productivity Inputs
Output per hour
of all persons

Output per

unit of
capital services

Multifactor
productivity
Labor input Capital services Combined units of labor
input and capital services

1987

66.3 111.4 82.3 75.5 48.7 65.9

1988

67.4 112.4 83.2 78.2 50.5 68.2

1989

67.9 112.0 83.2 80.8 52.5 70.6

1990

69.2 110.0 83.5 80.8 54.2 71.4

1991

70.3 106.0 82.7 79.9 55.7 71.4

1992

73.1 107.6 84.6 80.7 57.0 72.5

1993

73.6 108.0 84.9 83.4 58.8 74.9

1994

74.4 109.2 85.5 86.9 60.9 77.8

1995

74.7 107.9 85.5 89.2 63.6 80.3

1996

76.7 107.6 86.7 91.1 66.7 82.8

1997

77.8 107.2 87.2 94.8 70.4 86.5

1998

80.1 105.9 88.5 97.1 74.9 89.6

1999

82.7 104.7 89.9 99.6 80.0 93.1

2000

85.6 102.6 91.4 100.8 85.3 95.8

2001

88.3 99.0 92.1 99.2 89.3 96.0

2002

92.4 97.7 94.2 97.2 92.3 95.6

2003

95.8 98.1 96.6 96.9 94.7 96.2

2004

98.4 99.6 98.9 98.1 97.1 97.7

2005

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

2006

100.9 99.9 100.4 102.5 103.3 102.8

2007

102.6 99.1 100.7 103.8 106.4 104.7

2008

103.3 95.0 99.3 102.2 109.3 104.6

2009

105.8 89.6 98.3 95.6 110.1 100.4

2010

110.2 92.8 101.7 96.1 110.6 100.9

These data are featured in the TED article, Private business multifactor productivity up in 2010.

 

 

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