TABLE G-2 Multifactor Productivity: 1995-2005

TABLE G-2 Multifactor Productivity: 1995-2005

Multifactor productivity measures the changes in output per unit of combined input and is a measure of the efficiency with which inputs are utilized. Inputs include labor, capital services, and intermediate purchases. Examples of nonlabor inputs include rail cars and airplanes, as well as fuel.

Index: 1995 = 100

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  Railroad transportation Air transportation Business sector (all industries)
1995 100.0 100.0 100.0
1996 106.9 103.6 101.7
1997 108.7 104.9 102.7
1998 111.0 102.4 104.0
1999 114.7 103.1 105.4
2000 124.2 102.9 106.8
2001 132.5 96.4 106.9
2002 143.4 107.1 108.7
2003 154.4 118.2 111.6
2004 159.1 132.2 114.6
2005 150.5 142.4 116.6

NOTES: Source data are indexes with base years of 1997 (air), 2000 (business), and 1997 (rail). The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reindexed these data so that 1995 is the base year for all.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at http://www.bls.gov/, Productivity & Technology as of July 2007.