Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing, 2005
Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 19, 2007, online edition, 9p
Labor productivity – defined as output per hour – rose in 2005 in 88 percent of the manufacturing industries studied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Output (the production of manufactured goods) rose in 83 percent of the industries, while hours fell in 65 percent of the industries. Unit labor costs declined in 69 percent of manufacturing industries.
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B17/03-07. Posted May14/07