Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

A data chart image of Total factor productivity down in 16 of 21 industries in 2020

Total factor productivity down in 16 of 21 industries in 2020

November 30, 2021

Total factor productivity declined in 16 out of 21 major industries in 2020. These declines were largely due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The largest industry decline was in arts, entertainment, and recreation (−17.9 percent), the largest annual decline since data were first collected in 1988. This was followed by declines in educational services (−10.9 percent), and accommodation and food services (−8.6 percent).

read full article »
Recent Articles
View All »

November 29, 2021

A data chart image of Export prices up 18.0 percent from October 2020 to October 2021, largest advance on record

Export prices up 18.0 percent from October 2020 to October 2021, largest advance on record

Prices for U.S. exports rose 18.0 percent from October 2020 to October 2021. The increase was the largest since BLS first published 12-month percent changes for U.S. export prices in September 1984.

November 26, 2021

A data chart image of Flexibility to pause work with unscheduled breaks available to 55.6 percent of workers in 2021

Flexibility to pause work with unscheduled breaks available to 55.6 percent of workers in 2021

The flexibility to pause work and take short, unscheduled breaks throughout the workday was available to 55.6 percent of civilian workers in 2021. The choice of sitting or standing was available to 43.2 percent of civilian workers. Discretion over when tasks were worked on, or self-paced work, was available to 16.5 percent of workers, and 9.6 percent were able to complete critical job functions while teleworking.

November 24, 2021

A data chart image of Import air passenger fares rose 9.3 percent for the year ended in October 2021

Import air passenger fares rose 9.3 percent for the year ended in October 2021

Import air passenger fares rose 9.3 percent for the year ended in October 2021, as European fares increased 20.4 percent and Asian fares declined 8.4 percent.

November 23, 2021

A data chart image of Real average weekly earnings decreased 1.6 percent over the 12 months ending October 2021

Real average weekly earnings decreased 1.6 percent over the 12 months ending October 2021

Real average weekly earnings of employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased 1.6 percent from October 2020 to October 2021. In every month from April 2021 to October 2021, the 12-month changes in real average weekly earnings have been decreases, ranging from −0.8 percent to −2.6 percent.

OF INTEREST
spotlight

Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

triangle