Table 3-28: Labor Productivity Indices for Selected Transportation Industries (North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] basis)

Table 3-28: Labor Productivity Indices for Selected Transportation Industries (North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] basis)

(Index, 2002 = 100)

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  1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 (R) 2008 2009
Output per houra worked                                              
Air transportationb 77 77 75 73 76 80 83 91 92 95 98 95 94 96 91 100 110 124 134 140 142 141 141
Line-haul railroads (R) 44 (R) 47 (R) 50 (R) 52 (R) 56 (R) 61 (R) 64 (R) 66 (R) 68 (R) 73 (R) 74 (R) 76 (R) 78 (R) 85 (R) 91 100 105 107 103 109 (R) 103 108 104
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 98
Postal Service 85 85 85 89 88 89 92 92 92 91 94 95 97 99 100 100 101 103 104 105 105 104 105
Output per employeec                                              
Air transportationb 77 77 75 73 76 80 83 91 92 95 98 95 94 96 91 100 110 124 134 140 142 141 141
Line-haul railroads (R) 47 (R) 51 (R) 53 (R) 56 (R) 58 (R) 63 (R) 66 (R) 71 (R) 76 (R) 80 (R) 83 (R) 82 (R) 85 (R) 91 (R) 93 100 105 108 109 114 (R) 108 114 101
General freight trucking, long-distance 77 78 77 80 83 88 88 91 88 89 93 92 93 96 95 100 103 105 106 105 105 107 100
Postal Service 82 82 82 87 88 90 93 93 92 91 95 96 97 101 100 100 102 106 108 108 (R) 107 105 98

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 July 18, 2011.