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 (R) 2009 (R) 2010 2011
Output per houra worked                                                  
Air transportation (R) 76 (R) 76 (R) 70 (R) 68 (R) 72 (R) 76 (R) 68 (R) 74 (R) 79 (R) 81 (R) 82 (R) 80 (R) 90 (R) 94 (R) 91 100 (R) 109 (R) 121 (R) 130 (R) 147 (R) 154 169 163 159 160
Line-haul railroads 44 47 50 52 56 61 64 66 68 73 74 76 78 85 91 100 105 107 103 109 103 108 104 112 109
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 98 108 111
Postal Service (R) 85 (R) 85 (R) 85 (R) 89 (R) 88 (R) 89 (R) 92 (R) 92 (R) 92 (R) 91 (R) 94 (R) 95 (R) 97 (R) 99 (R) 100 100 101 103 104 105 105 102 103 105 107
Output per employeeb                                                  
Air transportation (R) 78 (R) 78 (R) 76 (R) 75 (R) 77 (R) 81 (R) 83 (R) 90 (R) 92 (R) 95 (R) 97 (R) 93 (R) 93 (R) 95 (R) 91 100 (R) 110 (R) 124 (R) 135 (R) 143 (R) 144 142 141 149 149
Line-haul railroads 47 51 53 56 58 63 66 71 76 80 83 82 85 91 93 100 105 108 109 114 108 114 101 114 113
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 99 112 114
Postal Service 82 82 82 87 88 90 93 93 92 91 95 96 97 101 100 100 102 106 108 108 107 103 96 98 99

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.

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.

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 17, 2013.