Figure 4-2 Labor Productivity Indices for Selected Transportation Industries: 1990–2010

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Index, 2002 = 100

  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Output per hour worked                                          
Air transportation 73 76 80 83 91 92 95 98 95 94 96 91 100 110 124 134 140 142 141 141 150
Line-haul railroads 52 56 61 64 66 68 73 74 76 78 85 91 100 105 107 103 109 103 108 104 112
General freight trucking, long-distance 83 87 91 90 92 90 89 93 93 93 95 96 100 103 102 104 103 104 104 98 108
Postal Service 89 88 89 92 92 92 91 94 95 97 99 100 100 101 103 104 105 105 102 104 106

NOTES: Bureau of Labor Statistics developed labor productivity indexes for all manufacturing and retail trade of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries as well as selected mining, transportation, communications and services industries. Data in this table are not comparable to the data published in previous editions of the report due to change in base year of the index from 1997 to 2002.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Industry Productivity and Costs, available at http://www.bls.gov/data/lpc/ as of January 2011.