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Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports that multifactor productivity in the manufacturing sector in the U.S. decreased by an annual rate of 1.0% in 2014.   Includes historical trends in manufacturing and historical data on inputs and productivity. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


E-Stats 2014: Detailed Tables

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

14 tables which cover manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services e-commerce activity.  From the Census Bureau


E-Stats 2014: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2014, as well as revisions to 2013 estimates, and places these estimates in historical perspective.  From the Census Bureau


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Finds that information, construction, and professional-scientific-technical services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2015.  For the year 2015, real GDP increased 2.4% with 17 of 22 industry groups contributing to the increase.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis



Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Productivity rose in 31 of 63 manufacturing and mining industries in 2015 while unit labor costs rose in 46 of them.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


VA 2014 Toxics Release Inventory Report with 2014 Appendices

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Includes link to the summary report plus links for 13 detailed appendices covering historical trends, facility and jurisdiction rankings, and information on individual facilities by locality.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality


2014 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2014 Industry Reports

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Virginia industries reported 917 million pounds of chemicals managed on-site, transferred off-site, or released to the environment in 2014.  This represents a 5.6% increase from the 2013 level, primarily due to increases in on-site management.  The report shows decreases in chemical releases to the air, water, or land.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality


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