Table 3-28: Labor Productivity Indices for Selected Transportation Industries (North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] basis) (Index, 2007 = 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 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 (R) 2013 (R) 2014 2015
Labor productivitya                                                          
Air transportation 49 48 45 44 46 50 44 48 50 52 52 50 57 59 56 62 69 78 84 95 100 107 105 102 102 108 114 114 113
Line-haul railroads 42 46 48 50 54 59 62 64 66 71 72 74 76 82 88 97 102 104 100 106 100 104 100 108 105 107 109 112 115
General freight trucking, long-distance 77 78 77 81 84 90 88 90 86 85 89 89 89 92 93 96 99 98 99 99 100 100 94 105 (R) 107 (R) 104 104 106 108
Postal Service 81 81 81 84 84 85 88 87 87 87 89 91 92 94 95 95 96 98 99 99 100 98 99 101 102 98 98 96 97
Output per employeeb                                                          
Air transportation 54 54 53 52 53 56 58 63 64 66 67 65 65 66 63 69 77 86 94 99 100 98 98 104 103 104 108 110 112
Line-haul railroads 43 48 49 52 54 58 62 66 70 75 77 76 79 85 87 93 98 101 101 106 100 106 94 106 105 104 107 109 108
General freight trucking, long-distance 73 74 73 76 78 83 83 86 83 84 88 87 88 91 90 95 97 99 100 100 100 102 94 (R) 107 (R) 109 (R) 106 107 108 109
Postal Service 77 77 77 81 82 84 87 87 86 86 89 90 91 94 94 94 95 99 101 101 100 96 90 91 93 90 91 89 90

KEY: R = revised.

a Defined as output per hour, based on the number of paid hours.

b 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.

Current version of this table is not comparable with the versions before the first quarter of 2015 because of the base index year changed from 2002 to 2007.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Industry Productivity and Costs, available at http://www.bls.gov/data/ as of July 27, 2016.