Labor Productivity Index: Output per Employee (annual data)
Productivity growth is the ultimate source for the increases of a nation's economic wealth and living standards. Transportation has been one of the leading sectors in productivity growth for the U.S. economy since 1955, when statistics on transportation productivity became available.
|Productivity Index (1955=100)||1998||1999|
|Railroad percent change from previous year||-0.57||3.58|
|Pipelines* percent change from previous year||1.51||2.77|
|Air percent change from previous year||-0.81||-2.17|
|Trucking percent change from previous year||-1.89||1.31|
|Business as a whole||222||229|
|Business as a whole percent change from previous year||2.57||2.96|
|Bus* percent change from previous year||17.23||-14.00|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Productivity and Technology, Index of Output per Employee, All Published Industries, Oct. 19, 2001.