Labor Productivity and Costs

Selected Monthly Labor Review Articles: Productivity and Technology

Concepts and Techniques of Productivity Measurement

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"Alternative measures of supervisory employee hours and productivity growth," PDF (273K) by Lucy P. Eldridge, Marilyn E. Manser, and Phyllis Flohr Otto, Monthly Labor Review, April 2004, pp. 9-28.

"Bias in aggregate productivity trends revisited," PDF (64K) by William Gullickson and Michael J. Harper, Monthly Labor Review, March 2002, pp. 32-40.

"The accuracy of the BLS productivity measures," PDF (92K) by Edwin R. Dean, Monthly Labor Review, February 1999, pp. 22-34.

"How price indexes affect BLS productivity measures," PDF (112K) by Lucy P. Eldridge, Monthly Labor Review, February 1999, pp. 35-46.

"Improvements to Quarterly Productivity Measures," PDF (400K) by Edwin Dean, Mike Harper, and Phyllis Flohr Otto, Monthly Labor Review, October 1995, pp. 27-32.

"Difficulties in the Measurement of Service Outputs," PDF (654K) by Mark Sherwood, Monthly Labor Review, March 1994, pp. 11-19.

Business Economy and Major Sectors

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"The compensation-productivity gap: a visual essay," PDF (406K) by Susan Fleck, John Glaser and Shawn Sprague, Monthly Labor Review, January 2011, pp. 57-69.

"Productivity trends in business cycles: a visual essay," PDF (221K) by Michael Chernousov, Susan E. Fleck, and John Glaser, Monthly Labor Review, June 2009, pp. 50-63.

"Measurement of Productivity Growth in U.S. Manufacturing," PDF (1,034K) by William Gullickson, Monthly Labor Review, July 1995, pp. 13-28.

"Multifactor Productivity in the Utility Services Industries, 1948-88," PDF (1,094K) by John Glaser, Monthly Labor Review, May 1993, pp. 34-49.

"Multifactor Productivity in Manufacturing Industries," PDF (771K) by William Gullickson, Monthly Labor Review, October 1992, pp. 20-32.

"Hours at Work: A New Base for BLS Productivity Statistics," PDF (594K) by Mary Jablonski, Kent Kunze, and Phyllis Flohr Otto, Monthly Labor Review, February 1990, pp. 17-24.

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"Labor productivity growth in wholesale trade, 1990-2000," PDF (68K) by Christopher Kask, David Kiernan, and Brian Friedman, Monthly Labor Review, December 2002, pp. 3-14.

"Productivity growth in 'high-tech' manufacturing industries," PDF (86K) by Christopher Kask and Edward Sieber, Monthly Labor Review, March 2002, pp. 16-31.

"Labor productivity in the retail trade industry, 1987-99," PDF (74K) by Mark Sieling, Brian Friedman, and Mark Dumas, Monthly Labor Review, December 2001, pp. 3-14.

"Multifactor productivity trends in manufacturing industries, 1987-96," PDF (91K) by Ziaul Z. Ahmed and Patricia S. Wilder, Monthly Labor Review, June 2001, pp. 3-12.

"BLS completes major expansion of industry productivity series," PDF (300K) by John Duke and Lisa Usher, Monthly Labor Review, September 1998, pp. 35-51.

"Productivity Trends in Two Retail Trade Industries, 1987-95," PDF (608K) by Mark W. Dumas, Monthly Labor Review, July, 1997, pp. 35-39.

"Multifactor Productivity: Refrigeration and Heating Equipment Industry," PDF (994K) by Paul V. Kern and Patricia S. Wilder, Monthly Labor Review, May 1997, pp. 6-13.

"Productivity in the Fabricated Plate Work Industry: 1982-94," PDF (335K) by James York, Monthly Labor Review, May 1997, pp. 3-5.

"Productivity Trends in the Mobile Homes Industry," PDF (610K) by John G. Olsen, Monthly Labor Review, May 1997, pp. 14-18.

"Productivity in Industry and Government, 1973-94," PDF (787K) by Alexander Kronemer, Monthly Labor Review, November 1996, pp. 43-49.

"Productivity Growth Improves in Housefurnishings Industry," PDF (811K) by Robert Critchlow, Monthly Labor Review, March 1996, pp.23-28.

"Productivity in Retail Miscellaneous Shopping Goods Stores," PDF (498K) by Ziaul Z. Ahmed and Patricia S. Wilder, Monthly Labor Review, October 1995, pp. 33-37.

"BLS Modernizes Industry Labor Productivity Program," PDF (1,151K) by Kent Kunze, Mary Jablonski, and Virginia Klarquist, Monthly Labor Review, July 1995, pp. 3-12.

"Multifactor Productivity: Cotton and Synthetic Broadwoven Fabrics," PDF (1,348K) by Mary Jablonski, Monthly Labor Review, July 1995, pp. 29-38.

"Multifactor Productivity in the Metal Stampings Industry," PDF (1,346K) by Thomas M. Muth II and Paul V. Kern, Monthly Labor Review, May 1995, pp. 48-58.

"Productivity in Hardwood Dimension and Flooring," PDF (569K) by Craig F. Saunders, Monthly Labor Review, October 1994, pp. 50-54.

"Productivity in Industry and Government, 1973-92," PDF (1,062K) by Mary Jablonski, Monthly Labor Review, August 1994, pp. 49-56.

"Multifactor Productivity in Household Furniture," PDF (1,452K) by Thomas M. Muth II and Edna Thea Falk, Monthly Labor Review, June 1994, pp. 35-46.

"Productivity in Industry and Government, 1973-91," PDF (977K) by Alexander Kronemer, Monthly Labor Review, July 1993, pp. 44-51.

"Productivity in Aircraft Manufacturing,"PDF (1,303K) by Alexander Kronemer and J. Edwin Henneberger, Monthly Labor Review, June 1993, pp.24-33.

"Industry Productivity in Natural and Processed Cheese," PDF (809K) by Daniel J. Curtin, Monthly Labor Review, April 1993, pp.26-32.

"Productivity in the Nuts and Bolts Industry, 1958-90," PDF (767K) by Ziaul Z. Ahmed and Mark Sieling, Monthly Labor Review, October 1992, pp. 10-15.

"Productivity Trends: Prepared Fish and Seafoods Industry," PDF (841K) by Mark W. Dumas, Monthly Labor Review, October 1992, pp. 3-9.

"Productivity in Wood Containers," PDF (470K) by James York, Monthly Labor Review, October 1992, pp. 16-19.

"Multifactor Productivity in Railroad Transportation," PDF (1,292K) by John Duke, Diane Litz, and Lisa Usher, Monthly Labor Review, August 1992, pp. 49-58.

"Productivity in Crude Oil and Gas Production, 1959-1990," PDF (962K) by Brian Friedman, Monthly Labor Review, March 1992, pp. 9-17.

"Multifactor Productivity in the Farm and Garden Equipment Industry," PDF (1,506K) by Edna Falk and Diane Litz, Monthly Labor Review, June 1991, pp. 27-38.

"Productivity in the Rubber and Plastics Hose and Belting Industry," PDF (713K) by John W. Ferris and Virginia L. Klarquist, Monthly Labor Review, July 1990, pp. 26-31.

"Productivity Trends in the Photographic Equipment and Supplies Industry," PDF (1,376K) by Clyde Huffstutler and Stuart Kipnis, Monthly Labor Review, June 1990, pp. 39-49.

"Productivity Trends in Scrap and Waste Processing," PDF (962K) by Mark Scott Sieling, Monthly Labor Review, April 1990, pp. 30-37.

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"The Federal Productivity Measurement Program: Final Results," PDF (1,108K) by Donald Fisk and Darlene Forte, Monthly Labor Review, May 1997, pp. 19-28.

International Comparisons

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"Providing Comparable International Labor Statistics," PDF (223K) by Patricia Capdevielle and Mark K. Sherwood, Monthly Labor Review, June 2002, pp. 3-14.

"A Perspective on U.S. and Foreign Compensation Costs in Manufacturing," PDF (129K) by Chris Sparks, Theo Bikoi, and Lisa Moglia, Monthly Labor Review, June 2002, pp. 36-50.

"Comparing 50 Years of Labor Productivity in U.S. and Foreign Manufacturing," PDF (130K) by Aaron E. Cobet and Gregory A. Wilson, Monthly Labor Review, June 2002, pp. 51-65.

"A Perspective on the U.S.-Canada Manufacturing Productivity Gap," PDF (142K) by Lucy P. Eldridge and Mark K. Sherwood, Monthly Labor Review, February 2001, pp. 31-48.

"U.S. and Foreign Productivity and Unit Labor Costs," PDF (120K) by Christopher Sparks and Mary Greiner, Monthly Labor Review, February 1997, pp. 2-11.

"International Comparisons of Manufacturing Compensation," PDF (416K) by Janet Kmitch, Pedro Laboy, and Sarah Van Damme, Monthly Labor Review, October 1995, pp. 3-9.

"Manufacturing Multifactor Productivity in Three Countries," PDF (1,170K) by Wolodar Lysko, Monthly Labor Review, July 1995, pp. 39-55.

"Manufacturing Costs, Productivity, and Competitiveness: 1979-93," PDF (754K) by Edwin R. Dean and Mark K. Sherwood, Monthly Labor Review, October 1994, pp. 3-16.

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