The International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program adjusts data to a common conceptual framework because direct comparisons of national statistics across countries can be misleading due to differing concepts and methods. ILC data are used to assess U.S. economic and labor market performance relative to that of other countries and to evaluate the competitive position of the United States in increasingly global markets.
NEW Even though the International Labor Comparisons program has been discontinued, anyone interested in learning more about the methodology and underlying data used for the program can contact the BLS.
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Labor force statistics, productivity and unit labor costs, consumer prices
(International Labor Comparisons - ILC)
NOTE: Foreign-country data are adjusted to U.S. concepts unless otherwise noted.
Manufacturing in China (tables, charts, and data comparability) (HTML)
India's organized manufacturing sector (tables, charts, and data comparability) (HTML)
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