Productivity and Technology Data

To provide, analyze, and publish data on productivity trends in the U.S.

economy, as well as in major sectors and individual industries, and examine the factors underlying productivity change.

Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact the nearest regional office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides for: (a) Labor Productivity (output per hour worked), unit labor costs and related measures for the business, nonfarm business and nonfinancial corporate sectors, for manufacturing sectors, and for industries; (b) Multifactor productivity indexes (output per combined inputs of capital and labor) for the private business and private nonfarm business sectors; and (c) Multifactor productivity measures (output per combined inputs of capital, labor, energy, materials, and purchased business services) for manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Not applicable.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Not applicable.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.


Not Applicable.


Public Laws 54-249, 62-426, 71-537, 76-77, and 94- 206, 29 U.S.C. 1, 29 U.S.C. 2b.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


No reports are required.


No audits are required for this program.


Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 16 $10,749,905; FY 17 est $10,974,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

'BLS Handbook of Methods'; 'Major Programs Bureau of Labor Statistics'; 'BLS Publications on Productivity and Technology'; 'Estimating Capital Inputs for Productivity Measurement: An Overview of Concepts and Methods'; 'The Impact of Research and Development on Productivity Growth'; 'Trends in Multifactor Productivity, 1948-81'; 'Labor Composition and U.S. Productivity Growth, 1948-90'; 'Monthly Labor Review.'

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the nearest regional office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Lucy P. Eldridge 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20212 Phone: 202-691-5600

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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