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Handbook of Methods Industry Productivity Measures Presentation

Industry Productivity Measures: Presentation

Annual BLS industry labor productivity measures are published in the Productivity and Costs by Industry news releases. Three of these news releases are produced each year, each covering a separate sector of the economy:

  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and Food Services and Drinking Places Industries
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing Industries
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries

News releases, data tables, documentation, and other publications can be accessed at Data is also available in interactive Excel tables and dashboards. Labor productivity data within the manufacturing and service-providing sectors are revised following the publication of annual surveys by the Census Bureau.

Industry multifactor productivity measures are published annually in the Multifactor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries news releases and can be accessed at Multifactor productivity series cover the manufacturing industries, airline transportation, and line-haul railroads. Data are also available in tables and an interactive dashboard at the same locations. More detailed capital and intermediate purchases data is available upon request, by calling (202) 691-5618 or by sending an email to

Subscribe to the industry productivity news releases on the BLS website at

Last Modified Date: August 08, 2017