PRODUCTIVITY IN GASOLINE STATIONS, 1958-73

Output per man-hour in the gasoline service station industry increased at an average annual rate of 3.6 percent between 1958 and 1973, as compared with the average of only 2.6 percent for the nonfarm sector of the economy during the same period. This gain in productivity over the 15-year period reflects average annual increases of 4.3 percent in output and 0.6 percent in man-hours. The relatively high growth in productivity can be attributed to the increasing demand for gasoline, tires, batteries, maintenance labor, and so forth, accompanied by an overall tendency of the industry to work closer to its capacity. Because of the energy shortage, significant changes in industry operations began to take place in 1973. Their impact on future productivity is uncertain.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

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    Washington, DC  USA  20212
  • Authors:
    • Friedman, B L
    • Carey, J L
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: p. 32-37
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM