Error on Page

TED: The Economics Daily image
FONT SIZE:Minus Font SizePlus Font Size PRINT: Print

Manufacturing multifactor productivity in 2005

June 08, 2007

Multifactor productivity in the manufacturing sector rose 3.4 percent in 2005.

Annual percent change in multifactor productivity in manufacturing, 1995-2005
[Chart data—TXT]

This is the fourth consecutive year that multifactor productivity rose in manufacturing.

The multifactor productivity gain in 2005 reflected a 3.5-percent increase in sectoral output and a 0.1-percent increase in combined inputs, which, while modest, was the first increase since 1999. Capital services declined 0.3 percent in 2005, after having also declined in 2004. Hours declined 1.1 percent in 2005, materials rose 1.0 percent and purchased business services rose 1.3 percent.

These data are from the BLS Multifactor Productivity program. Productivity data are subject to revision. To learn more, see "Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing, 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0822. Multifactor productivity measures the joint influences of technological change, efficiency improvements, returns to scale, reallocation of resources, and other factors on economic growth, allowing for the effects of capital and labor.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Manufacturing multifactor productivity in 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jun/wk1/art05.htm (visited October 30, 2014).

OF INTEREST

Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

Recommend this page using: