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 1999
Output per houraworked                                
Airb N N N N N N 93 93 97 100 106 109 111 112 R111 108
Bus, Class Ic 106 128 118 107 111 96 R96 R104 R105 R109 R99 R110 R106 R125 R105 136
Railroad 22 32 36 43 55 82 119 128 140 145 150 156 167 170 R173 182
Trucking, except localb N N N N N N 111 117 123 127 130 125 131 132 130 132
Petroleum pipelinesc 31 49 76 91 89 100 103 99 100 104 108 116 131 134 R137 150
Output per employeed                                
Air 22 35 45 56 71 92 93 93 97 100 106 109 111 112 R111 108
Bus, Class Ic 108 129 119 103 99 93 R96 R102 R103 R107 R96 R105 R103 R121 R104 134
Railroad 25 36 42 46 55 79 120 125 134 142 153 162 172 177 R176 182
Trucking, except local 48 56 60 64 78 94 111 117 123 127 130 125 131 132 130 132
Petroleum pipelinesc 30 48 75 89 89 98 102 98 99 104 112 121 139 141 R146 155

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

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.

NOTE: Index, 1987 = 100.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Industry Productivity, Internet site www.bls.gov/iprhome.htm as of Aug. 3, 2001.

Ibid., personal communication, Aug. 7, 2001 (unpublished data).