New Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reveal that more manufacturing industries saw multifactor productivity growth over the long term than the short term. From 1987 to 2015, multifactor productivity grew in 54 of 86 manufacturing industries. That compares with 21 manufacturing industries in which multifactor productivity grew from 2014 to 2015. The period from 2000 to 2007 saw the greatest number of manufacturing industries with productivity growth (69 industries).
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