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Preliminary Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2013

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

Private business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 0.3% annual rate in 2013, the smallest annual percentage change since 2009.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Energy Boom and Manufacturing in the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Manufacturing,Prices/Inflation

Examines the response of U.S. manufacturers to changes in competitiveness due to natural gas prices. Finds the drop in natural gas prices since 2006 accounts for a 2% to 3% increase in manufacturing activity.  From the Federal Reserve


FDA Issues Guidance to Support the Responsible Development of Nanotechnology Products

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Science/Technology

Agency press release announcing three final guidance documents and one draft guidance relating to the use of nanotechnology in FDA-regulated products.  From the Food and Drug Administration


Widespread but Slower Growth in 2013: Advance 2013 and Revised 1997-2012 Statistics of GDP by State

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Real GDP increased in 49 states but real GDP growth slowed from 2.5% in 2012 to 1.8% in 2013 according to latest figures.  Virginia’s state GDP increase in 2013 was just 0.1%  which ranked 48th among the states.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


2012 E-Stats

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

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2012.  Covers manufacturing, wholesale, service, and retail sectors.  From the Census Bureau


Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program: April 2014

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Manufacturing,Transportation

Estimates that the TARP program will cost the government $27 billion with most of the cost going to assistance to American International Group, the automotive industry, and grant programs aimed at avoiding home mortgage foreclosures.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing Industries 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Labor productivity rose in 54% of the manufacturing industries covered in and unit labor costs declined in 39% of the industries in 2012.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Mining, Quarrying, Oil and Gas Extraction Booming, According to First Results from 2012 Economic Census

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Geology/Mining,Manufacturing,Statistics

Press release with links to detailed statistical tables.  From the Census Bureau


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