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Productivity Research and Program Development

Cindy Cunningham, Sabrina Pabilonia, and Jay Stewart received the 2020 Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award for their work on productivity dispersion

In 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the U.S. Census Bureau produced a new experimental data product, Dispersion Statistics on Productivity (DiSP). On September 23, 2020, these estimates of dispersion in manufacturing industries were updated through 2016.  In addition, they published a BLS working paper, Dispersion in Dispersion: Measuring Establishment-Level Differences in Productivity, describing the new measures.