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Table 1. Recent labor productivity, unit labor costs, and related data






Table 1. Recent labor productivity, unit labor costs, and related data
Industry 2017 NAICS code 2020
Employment
(thousands)
Percent change, 2019-2020
Labor productivity Unit labor costs Output Hours worked Labor compensation

Utilities

Utilities

22

542.0 -2.3 3.2 -2.8 -0.5 0.3

Utilities

221

542.0 -2.3 3.2 -2.8 -0.5 0.3

Power generation and supply

2211

380.8 -1.7 2.6 -2.5 -0.8 0.1

Natural gas distribution

2212

109.2 -5.2 5.0 -4.6 0.7 0.2

Water, sewage and other systems

2213

52.0 0.4 4.5 -0.7 -1.1 3.8

Transportation and Warehousing

Air transportation

481

460.5 -57.0 106.9 -60.4 -8.0 -18.1

Line-haul railroads

482111

137.9 19.4 -13.5 0.0 -16.3 -13.5

Truck transportation

484

1,689.3 0.6 1.5 -5.0 -5.6 -3.6

General freight trucking

4841

1,222.5 0.7 1.2 -4.1 -4.8 -3.0

General freight trucking, local

48411

333.9 4.5 -1.2 -0.6 -4.9 -1.8

General freight trucking, long-distance

48412

888.6 -0.2 1.7 -5.0 -4.8 -3.4

Specialized freight trucking

4842

466.8 1.1 1.6 -6.6 -7.6 -5.1

Postal service(1)

491

602.1 1.0 0.6 1.1 0.1 1.7

Postal service(1)

4911

602.1 1.0 0.6 1.1 0.1 1.7

Couriers and messengers

492

1,055.2 -10.5 7.3 11.3 24.3 19.4

Warehousing and storage

493

1,355.5 -7.2 15.0 2.3 10.2 17.6

Warehousing and storage

4931

1,355.5 -7.2 15.0 2.3 10.2 17.6

Information

Publishing

511

798.5 3.9 3.9 7.0 3.0 11.2

Newspaper, book, and directory publishers

5111

298.0 -4.8 9.9 -13.2 -8.9 -4.6

Newspaper publishers

51111

120.9 -3.5 8.2 -17.0 -14.0 -10.2

Periodical publishers

51112

84.4 -7.9 11.1 -13.6 -6.2 -4.0

Software publishers

5112

500.5 2.1 2.9 12.7 10.4 15.9

Broadcasting, except Internet

515

258.2 10.2 -6.7 0.1 -9.2 -6.6

Radio and television broadcasting

5151

206.6 17.2 -11.7 7.1 -8.6 -5.4

Cable and other subscription programming

5152

51.6 7.5 -4.9 -4.3 -11.0 -9.0

Wired and wireless telecommunications carriers

5173

607.6 2.0 2.1 -1.8 -3.8 0.2

Wired telecommunications carriers

517311

503.0 0.3 4.6 -3.5 -3.8 0.9

Wireless telecommunications carriers

517312

104.6 5.0 -2.9 0.7 -4.1 -2.2

Finance and Insurance

Commercial banking

52211

1,382.9 1.2 5.1 1.2 -0.1 6.4

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Truck, trailer, and RV rental and leasing

53212

87.2 13.1 -4.1 -0.2 -11.7 -4.3

Professional and Technical Services

Accounting and bookkeeping services

5412

1,148.4 0.9 0.1 -1.1 -1.9 -1.0

Accounting and bookkeeping services

54121

1,148.4 0.9 0.1 -1.1 -1.9 -1.0

Engineering services

54133

1,050.8 -8.8 11.8 -9.1 -0.3 1.7

Administrative and Waste Services

Travel arrangement and reservation services

5615

194.2 -44.7 73.7 -55.9 -20.1 -23.3

Health Care and Social Assistance

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

6215

293.6 13.4 -10.5 9.2 -3.7 -2.3

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Amusement parks and arcades

7131

158.6 -38.5 76.4 -61.4 -37.3 -31.9

Gambling industries

7132

86.6 16.2 -8.1 -21.9 -32.8 -28.2

Accommodation and Food Services

Food services and drinking places

722

10,209.3 -4.7 4.5 -22.0 -18.1 -18.6

Restaurants and other eating places

72251

9,316.0 -1.8 1.1 -18.3 -16.8 -17.4

Full-service restaurants

722511

4,350.5 -8.2 5.2 -30.8 -24.6 -27.2

Limited-service eating places

722513,4,5

4,965.5 1.3 3.5 -7.4 -8.6 -4.2

Other Services

Automotive repair and maintenance

8111

1,093.8 -6.3 6.5 -10.0 -3.9 -4.1

Drycleaning and laundry services

8123

253.9 6.1 1.0 -14.6 -19.5 -13.7

Footnotes
(1) For NAICS industries 491 and 4911, average annual percent changes are for the fiscal year ending in September.

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Last Modified Date: June 11, 2021