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Productivity
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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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The importance of output choice: implications for productivity measurement

This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using different concepts of output in productivity measurement. read more »

The Economics Daily

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A look at publishing data for National Read a Book Day

Reading for personal interest is a vital aspect of leisure in the United States. On an average day in 2022, 16.7 percent of people age 15 and older engaged in this activity and did so for an average of around 90 minutes. On National Read a Book Day, let’s take a look at some data for the book publishing industry. 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 »