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Labor Productivity: Home

Catalog Subject Headings

In the catalog, use the following subject headings:

Labor productivity

Productivity

Spotlight Book

Sources

BERI (Business Environment Risk Intelligence) (Princeton-only)

Includes Quality of Workforce Index (QWI). Can download spreadsheets with productivity calculations for manufacturing and for services from 1985.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

BLS produces data and reports on labor and multifactor productivity.

The Conference Board

Total Economy Database (TED) includes a spreadsheet "Output, Labor, and Labor Productivity, 1950 - 2015" .

International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program includes tables and reports on Productivity and Unit Labor Costs.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Periodically, some of the Economic Surveys for member countries have sections on labor productivity, in addition to the annual OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators and the OECD Productivity Statistics in the OECD iLibrary.

Historical Labor Productivity Statistics

Historical Labor Productivity Statistics (1947-2000)

Earliest data are from 1947, though not all industries have data for the full period. Compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, probably derived from the print source Productivity measures for selected industries. Base year is 1987. Data for 1987 and after are available on the BLS website in the LPC database Industry Productivity