Growth of productivity and compensation by sector, 1948–2014

Log annual growth
Gross domestic product Private industries Private services-producing industries Manufacturing
Productivity* 2.1% 2.4% 2.1% 3.1%
Real compensation* 2.7% 2.7% 2.5% 2.8%
Productivity* 1.7% 1.7% 1.0% 4.6%
Real compensation* 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.4%

* Per full-time equivalent employee

Source: EPI analysis of  data from the BEA and BLS (see technical appendix for more detailed information)

Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of  data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis' National Income and Produce Accounts and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Indexes and Labor Productivity and Costs programs (see technical appendix for more detailed information)

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