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Table 3-24b: Labor Productivity Indices for Selected Transportation Industries (North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] basis)

Table 3-24b: Labor Productivity Indices for Selected Transportation Industries (North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] basis)

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(Index, 2002 = 100)

  (R) 1987 (R) 1988 (R) 1989 (R) 1990 (R) 1991 (R) 1992 (R) 1993 (R) 1994 (R) 1995 (R) 1996 (R) 1997 (R) 1998 (R) 1999 (R) 2000 (R) 2001 (R) 2002 (R) 2003 (R) 2004 (R) 2005 (R) 2006 (R) 2007 2008
Output per houra worked                                            
Air transportationb 77 77 75 73 76 80 83 91 92 95 98 95 94 96 91 100 110 124 134 140 142 140
Line-haul railroads 45 48 51 53 57 62 65 67 70 75 76 77 80 87 92 100 105 107 103 109 104 103
General freight trucking, long-distance 80 81 80 83 87 91 90 92 90 89 93 93 93 95 96 100 103 102 104 103 104 104
Postal Service 85 85 85 89 88 89 92 92 92 91 94 95 97 99 100 100 101 103 104 105 105 104
Output per employeec                                            
Air transportationb 77 77 75 73 76 80 83 91 92 95 98 95 94 96 91 100 110 124 134 140 142 140
Line-haul railroads 48 52 54 57 59 64 68 73 77 82 84 83 86 93 95 100 105 108 109 114 109 109
General freight trucking, long-distance 77 78 77 80 83 88 88 91 88 89 93 92 93 96 95 100 103 105 106 105 105 107
Postal Service 82 82 82 87 88 90 93 93 92 91 95 96 97 101 100 100 102 106 108 108 108 106

KEY: R = revised.

a Based on the number of paid hours.

b The average weekly hours were assumed to be constant for Air transportation industries; therefore, the Output per hour worked and the Output per employee measures are identical.

c Full-time and part-time employees are counted equally. Hence, these data do not reflect output per full-time equivalent employee.

NOTES

Bureau of Labor Statistics developed labor productivity indexes for all manufacturing and retail trade of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries as well as selected mining, transportation, communications and services industries.

Data in this table are not comparable to the data published in previous editions of the report due to change in base year of the index from 1997 to 2002.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Industry Productivity and Costs, available at http://www.bls.gov/data/ as of June 29, 2010.

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017