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DiSP Methodology

Two productivity measures are created:

  • Output per hour
  • Total factor productivity (cost-share-based; previously called multifactor productivity)

Productivity measures are created using:

For detailed information on methodology see:

Cunningham, Cindy, Lucia Foster, Cheryl Grim, John Haltiwanger, Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia, Jay Stewart, and Zoltan Wolf. 2022. “Dispersion in Dispersion: Measuring Establishment-Level Differences in Productivity.” CES Discussion Paper Series, CES-WP-18-25RRR.

Questions?  Contact us at ces.disp@census.gov.

Page Last Revised - September 22, 2022
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