Productivity

Government, Business

Productivity Rises 2.3% in Third Quarter

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WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.3% in the July-September quarter, slower than the previous quarter but still an improvement over the weak annual gains of the past decade. Labor costs rose at a modest pace in the third quarter.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
December 6, 2018
Government, Business

Productivity Growth Slows to 2.2% Rate in Q3

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U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.2% in the third quarter, a slowdown from the previous quarter but still better than the lackluster gains of the last decade. Labor costs accelerated but remained at a low level.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
November 1, 2018
Government, Business

US Productivity Grew at Strong 2.9% Rate in Q2

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WASHINGTON — The Labor Department on Sept. 6 affirmed last month’s report that U.S. productivity increased at an annual rate of 2.9% in the second quarter.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
September 6, 2018
Government, Business

US Productivity Posts 2.9% Growth in 2Q

Tractor-trailers move cargo out of the Port of Savannah. Tractor-trailers move cargo out of the Port of Savannah. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.9% in the second quarter, the fastest pace in more than three years, while labor costs actually fell.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
August 15, 2018
Business

Productivity Fell Last Quarter to Extend Sluggish Run

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Productivity in the U.S. unexpectedly fell for the first time since early 2016 as working hours slightly outpaced output, underscoring a sluggish pace of efficiency gains during this expansion, a Labor Department report showed Feb. 1.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2018
Business

Productivity Rises by Most in Three Years as Output Jumps

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Worker productivity in the U.S. rose in the third quarter by the most since 2014 as the world’s largest economy expanded at a solid pace, a Labor Department report showed Nov. 2 in Washington.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2017
Business

Productivity Gains Accelerate While Pace Remains Tepid

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Worker productivity gains in the U.S. accelerated in the second quarter to a pace that’s still tepid by historical standards, a Labor Department report showed Aug. 9.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
August 9, 2017
Business

Productivity Falls by Most in a Year; Labor Costs Climb

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U.S. worker productivity declined in the first quarter by the most in a year as growth in the world’s largest economy weakened, a Labor Department report showed May 4.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2017
Business

Productivity Gains Cooled Last Quarter; Labor Costs Rose

Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg News

Worker productivity in the United States cooled in the fourth quarter following the biggest jump in two years, resuming the weak efficiency gains that have plagued the expansion.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2017
Business

Third-Quarter Productivity Increases by Most in Two Years

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Worker productivity rose in the third quarter by the most in two years as the economy picked up steam, offering a respite from the weak efficiency gains that have defined the U.S. expansion.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2016

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