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)

(Index, 1997 = 100)

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  1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Output per hour a worked                                  
Air transportationb 81 82 79 78 78 81 85 91 95 99 100 98 98 98 92 (R) 102 112
Line-haul railroads 59 64 68 70 75 82 86 89 92 98 100 102 106 114 122 132 142
General freight trucking, long-distance (R) 87 (R) 87 (R) 85 (R) 88 (R) 92 (R) 97 (R) 95 (R) 98 (R) 95 (R) 97 100 (R) 100 (R) 99 (R) 101 (R) 102 (R) 107 109
Postal Service 92 92 92 96 96 97 99 99 98 97 100 101 102 105 106 107 109
Output per employeec                                  
Air transportationb 81 82 79 78 78 81 85 91 95 99 100 98 98 98 92 (R) 102 112
Line-haul railroads 57 62 64 68 71 76 80 86 91 97 100 99 102 111 113 119 128
General freight trucking, long-distance (R) 84 (R) 84 (R) 82 (R) 84 (R) 88 (R) 94 (R) 94 (R) 98 (R) 95 (R) 97 100 (R) 100 (R) 100 (R) 103 (R) 102 (R) 108 110
Postal Service 88 88 88 93 94 96 99 99 97 96 100 101 102 105 105 106 108

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.

NOTE

BLS 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. Indexes for petroleum pipelines and bus (class I) systems were created under the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system but have not yet been developed under NAICS. Productivity measures for NAICS start in 1987.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Industry Productivity, Internet site http://www.bls.gov/lpc/iprdata1.htm as of Sept. 23, 2005.