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Productivity
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Productivity Additional Publications

For short takes read The Economics Daily. Spotlight on Statistics are analyses told through charts and maps. Beyond the Numbers offers research summaries. For more in-depth analysis read the Monthly Labor Review.

In addition, the Commissioner’s Corner provides information on the many other areas in which BLS is involved and highlights our testimony before Congressional committees, public speeches by BLS leadership, awards and recognition, and outstanding new products on the BLS website.

Monthly Labor Review

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Alternative capital asset depreciation rates for U.S. capital and total factor productivity measures

The use of faster depreciation rates based on recent evidence from U.S. and Canadian studies resulted in lower estimates of net capital stocks and higher depreciation estimates in BEA’s fixed assets accounts, with minimal effects on total factor productivity growth rates in the BLS accounts. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Productivity down 1.4 percent, real hourly compensation down 3.4 percent, over past year

From the third quarter of 2021 to the third quarter of 2022, nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased 1.4 percent, reflecting a 1.9-percent increase in output and a 3.4-percent increase in hours worked. This quarter marks the first time this measure has seen three consecutive year-over-year declines since 1982. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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Spotlight on State Productivity Statistics

This Spotlight looks at some short- and long-term state-level trends for labor productivity, output, and hours worked, and labor compensation. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Checking out productivity in grocery stores

In this Beyond the Numbers article, we review the timeline for the development and implementation of new retail technologies in grocery stores. Then, check out the shifts in products and services offered by grocery stores over time. Using Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, the article looks at the trends in employment and hours to show how all of these factors influenced labor productivity in grocery stores. read more »