Integrated BEA GDP-BLS Productivity Account

To provide a better understanding of the sources of economic growth, BEA and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collaborated to create this integrated production account. The account combines BEA's gross domestic product statistics with BLS's productivity statistics.

The BEA estimates in this account were updated in January 2022 to incorporate the results of the 2021 annual updates of the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs) and of the industry economic accounts.

The BLS estimates in this account incorporate the results of the 2020 annual update of the Total Factor Productivity Trends for Major Industries, released November 18, 2021. This BLS release replaced the term multifactor productivity (MFP) with total factor productivity (TFP). The terminology change does not affect the data or methodology.

  • Current Release: January 2022
  • Next Release: Fall 2022
  • Integrated GDP-Productivity Accounts PDF
    By Michael Harper, Brent R. Moulton, Steven Rosenthal, David B. Wasshausen
    Paper was presented at the American Economic Association | January 4, 2009 | San Francisco, California

What is the Integrated BEA GDP-BLS Productivity Account?

Integrates two of the most important statistical tools for analysis of macroeconomics and growth—BEA's national accounts and the productivity statistics produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This account provides data users with a rich set of potential applications, increasing analysis and understanding of the U.S. economy.