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May 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Fashion

Chart Data

Productivity

Output per hour in manufacturing and selected fashion-related manufacturing industries, 1987–2010
Year Output per hour
Manufacturing Textile mills Apparel manufacturing Footwear manufacturing

1987

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

1988

102.1 100.2 100.3 101.1

1989

103.1 104.3 96.5 99.5

1990

105.4 104.8 100.9 100.5

1991

108.1 106.0 102.5 96.5

1992

112.2 111.3 105.6 107.8

1993

115.1 115.3 110.7 106.5

1994

119.2 121.6 116.0 116.0

1995

124.6 123.9 122.9 123.2

1996

129.1 126.6 131.4 131.3

1997

136.1 135.8 136.9 128.5

1998

143.7 138.9 137.5 130.4

1999

150.7 144.6 150.1 151.0

2000

157.4 144.2 158.2 160.1

2001

160.4 149.3 157.1 171.9

2002

172.1 167.1 137.9 129.4

2003

182.8 185.7 146.1 137.0

2004

187.0 188.8 134.7 142.3

2005

195.9 205.3 138.9 149.9

2006

197.7 204.3 134.5 158.3

2007

205.4 210.2 93.0 141.2

2008

204.4 208.8 81.3 167.5

2009

205.5 208.0 74.3 160.7

2010

219.1 220.5 77.0 185.6
Real output in manufacturing and selected fashion-related manufacturing industries, 1987–2010
Year Total output
Manufacturing Textile mills Apparel manufacturing Footwear manufacturing

1987

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

1988

105.2 98.9 98.9 98.6

1989

106.9 101.0 94.8 92.6

1990

106.6 95.4 93.5 88.8

1991

104.7 95.8 94.6 78.6

1992

108.2 101.6 97.5 84.8

1993

112.4 106.3 99.9 81.9

1994

119.1 112.4 102.0 82.8

1995

125.3 110.2 102.0 76.5

1996

129.6 106.1 99.0 69.9

1997

139.1 113.4 97.8 63.7

1998

146.5 111.5 90.9 55.7

1999

152.6 107.9 86.1 57.5

2000

157.3 104.0 81.4 54.6

2001

149.8 91.2 70.8 46.8

2002

149.3 92.5 53.3 31.8

2003

150.9 87.7 49.0 32.2

2004

153.5 82.4 40.7 30.2

2005

159.1 84.0 38.3 31.4

2006

161.7 75.1 35.5 31.5

2007

165.2 68.4 23.9 26.4

2008

157.9 58.3 18.3 29.6

2009

138.0 47.6 14.3 24.1

2010

147.2 52.1 14.3 25.3
Hours worked in manufacturing and selected fashion-related manufacturing industries, 1987–2010
Year Hours
Manufacturing Textile mills Apparel manufacturing Footwear manufacturing

1987

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

1988

103.0 98.6 98.6 97.5

1989

103.7 96.8 98.3 93.1

1990

101.1 91.0 92.6 88.3

1991

96.8 90.3 92.3 81.5

1992

96.4 91.3 92.3 78.7

1993

97.6 92.2 90.3 76.9

1994

99.9 92.5 87.9 71.4

1995

100.6 88.9 83.0 62.1

1996

100.4 83.8 75.3 53.2

1997

102.2 83.5 71.4 49.6

1998

101.9 80.3 66.1 42.7

1999

101.2 74.6 57.4 38.1

2000

99.9 72.1 51.5 34.1

2001

93.4 61.1 45.1 27.2

2002

86.8 55.3 38.7 24.6

2003

82.5 47.2 33.5 23.5

2004

82.1 43.7 30.2 21.2

2005

81.2 40.9 27.6 20.9

2006

81.8 36.7 26.4 19.9

2007

80.4 32.5 25.7 18.7

2008

77.2 27.9 22.5 17.7

2009

67.2 22.9 19.3 15.0

2010

67.2 23.6 18.6 13.6
Unit labor costs in manufacturing and selected fashion-related manufacturing industries, 1987–2010
Year Unit labor costs
Manufacturing Textile mills Apparel manufacturing Footwear manufacturing

1987

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

1988

101.4 103.6 104.0 103.6

1989

103.5 105.3 108.2 109.0

1990

106.1 108.8 110.9 112.4

1991

109.6 108.4 109.3 115.3

1992

110.5 112.3 111.0 110.0

1993

110.2 110.0 111.0 116.2

1994

109.1 110.6 106.4 113.2

1995

106.0 112.3 105.5 116.9

1996

104.1 114.0 101.0 120.6

1997

101.1 102.1 99.9 124.7

1998

101.7 101.8 101.6 134.7

1999

101.2 100.6 99.0 126.6

2000

104.4 102.7 97.4 121.6

2001

106.3 103.0 100.8 130.2

2002

104.6 96.9 105.5 151.0

2003

106.3 97.4 104.6 143.5

2004

104.8 95.6 111.8 148.5

2005

103.3 88.4 105.0 137.2

2006

104.5 92.2 111.4 125.9

2007

103.8 97.3 148.6 145.1

2008

108.7 100.1 176.1 132.9

2009

113.1 99.6 172.9 142.9

2010

107.8 91.6 168.7 146.2

Source: Labor Productivity and Costs | Chart

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