Productivity measures and related cost measures are designed for
use in economic analysis and public and private policy planning. The data are
used in forecasting and analysis of prices, wages, and technological
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Labor Productivity and
Output per hour and unit labor costs for the U.S. business sector,
nonfarm business sector, and manufacturing sector.
The Multifactor Productivity (MFP) measures the changes in
output per unit of combined inputs. Indexes of MFP are produced for the private
business, private nonfarm business, and manufacturing sectors of the
International comparisons of output per hour and unit labor
costs in manufacturing for about a dozen countries, including the United
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