Spotlight on Statistics

March 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Productivity

Chart Data

Business cycles and industry productivity growth

Distribution of industry changes in output per hour, 2000–2007, 2007–2009, and 2009–2010
Number of industries

Range

2000–2007 2007–2009 2009–2010

-10 or less

0 9 2

-10 to -8

1 6 2

-8 to -6

2 13 2

-6 to -4

1 22 5

-4 to -2

2 36 10

-2 to 0

17 33 14

0 to 2

54 25 20

2 to 4

53 8 25

4 to 6

29 14 17

6 to 8

10 5 21

8 to 10

3 3 20

10 or more

7 5 41

Source: Labor Productivity and Costs | Chart


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