Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Release: Industry Productivity
Total factor productivity is the efficiency at which combined inputs are used to produce output of goods and services. The total factor productivity indexes do not measure the specific contributions of capital, labor, and intermediate inputs. Rather, they reflect the joint influences on economic growth of a number of factors that are not specifically accounted for on the input side, including technological change, returns to scale, improved skills of the workforce, better management techniques, or other efficiency improvements.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Total Factor Productivity for Manufacturing: Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Production (NAICS 331110) in the United States [IPUEN331110M001000000], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/IPUEN331110M001000000, March 31, 2023.