Table 1: Growth Rates of Labor Productivity in Transportation and U.S. Business

Table 1: Growth Rates of Labor Productivity in Transportation and U.S. Business

(Growth Rates - annual, percentage)

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  1990-2000 1990-2001 1990-1995 1995-2000 1995-2001
Air transportation 2.4 1.6 4.2 0.6 −0.6
Line-haul railroads 5.2 5.3 5.7 4.6 5.0
General freight trucking - long distance 1.7 1.4 1.5 2.0 1.3
U.S. Business 2.0 2.0 1.4 2.6 2.5

Source: The data on which these growth rates are based were obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics internet site. For the three transportation industries: ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/opt/dipts/ipr.aiin.txt. For Private Business: http://data.bls.gov/PDQ/servlet/SurveyOutputServlet.