Table 3-24. Labor Productivity Indices for Selected Transportation Industries

Table 3-24. Labor Productivity Indices for Selected Transportation Industries

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Output per houra worked                              
Airb N N N N N N 93 93 97 100 106 109 111 112 109
Bus, Class Ic 106 128 118 107 111 96 95 101 103 106 96 105 R101 118 99
Railroad 22 32 36 43 55 82 119 128 140 145 150 156 R167 170 U
Trucking, except localb N N N N N N 111 117 123 127 130 125 131 132 130
Petroleum pipelinesc 31 49 76 91 89 100 103 99 100 104 108 116 131 134 136
Output per employeed                             
Air 22 35 45 56 71 92 93 93 97 100 106 109 111 112 109
Bus, Class Ic 108 129 119 103 99 93 94 99 100 104 93 100 R98 114 98
Railroad 25 36 42 46 55 79 120 125 134 142 153 162 172 177 U
Trucking, except local 48 56 60 64 78 94 111 117 123 127 130 125 131 132 130
Petroleum pipelinesc 30 48 75 89 89 98 102 98 99 104 112 121 139 141 145

a Based on the number of paid hours.
b The average weekly hours were assumed to be constant for these industries; therefore, the output per hour worked and the output per employee measures are identical in the years for which data are given for both measures
c Data did not meet the publication standards for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are considered less reliable than the published series.
d Full-time and part-time employees are counted equally. Hence, these data do not reflect output per full-time equivalent employee.

KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised; U =data are not available.

NOTE: Index, 1987 = 100.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Industry Productivity, Internet site www.bls.gov/iprhome.htm, as of May 16, 2000, and unpublished data.