July 13, 2006
Productivity, as measured by output per hour, increased in 2004 in six of the eight information industries studied.
Double-digit productivity growth occurred in software publishers at 17.0 percent, wireless telecommunications carriers at 19.1 percent, and cable and other program distribution at 12.4 percent.
Productivity declined in the newspaper, book, and directory publishers industry and in the radio and television broadcasting industry.
This information is from the BLS Productivity and Costs program. Productivity data are subject to revision. Additional information is available from "Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing and Mining Industries, 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1201.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Productivity growth in information-sector industries, 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jul/wk2/art04.htm (visited November 26, 2015).
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