Productivity and Technology Data


To provide and analyze 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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Not applicable.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
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 unit 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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
No audits are required for this program.
Not applicable.
Other 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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
Vacant 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20212 Phone: 202-691-6304
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 14 $10,151,104; FY 15 est $10,477,000; and FY 16 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."
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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