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||0.45||-2.78|
|Pipelines percent change from previous year||1.51||2.77|
|Trucking percent change from previous year||1.15||-1.74|
|Business as a whole (1998-1999)||217||222|
|Business as a whole percent change from previous year||2.74||2.57|
|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, Aug. 12, 2000.