Multifactor productivity measures the changes in output per unit of combined inputs 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.
|Business sector (all industries)|
NOTES: Source data are indexes with base years of 1997 (air and rail), 2000 (business). The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reindexed these data so that 1998 is the base year for all.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Multifactor Productivity, available at http://www.bls.gov/mfp/ as of December 2009.