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)||1997||1998|
|Railroad (data are for 1996 and 1997)||826||852|
|Railroad percent change from previous year||6.17||3.15|
|Air percent change from previous year||0.49||-2.92|
|Pipelines percent change from previous year||1.39||2.89|
|Trucking percent change from previous year||0.99||-1.63|
|Business as a whole (1998-1999)||222||229|
|Business as a whole percent change from previous year||2.58||2.97|
|Bus percent change from previous year||17.20||-13.76|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Productivity and Technology, Index of Output per Employee, All Published Industries, Aug. 12, 2000.