Productivity in its holistic concept includes all natural, infrastructural and organizational resources which enterprises use to achieve their results. Outputs not only include products and services, but also the social and ecological impacts of the production process.
Recently, the Monthly Labor Review, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, introduces new measures of productivity growth for four industries in construction.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides a video which explores the meaning of productivity and shows how productivity growth can lead to improvements in our lives and the well-being of our nation.
OECD research on productivity growth underscores the importance of promoting the entry of new firms and the redeployment of resources from poorly performing firms to high-productivity ones.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued an Economic News Release which reports revised productivity and costs data for the fourth quarter and the annual average 2017.
The NYT publishes news about productivity, including commentary and archival articles. Some articles touch productivity issues only marginally, others are going into the heart of the matter like Bryant Avent’s contribution “What’s...
US productivity performance still serves as a kind of benchmark for other countries. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics launched two revisions to 2016 service-providing industries productivity and costs data.
More than two third of value added and employment in Germany is taking place in the service sector, but the prevailing idea of productivity rests upon an industrial logic falling short of service work requirements.
We’d like to call our readers‘ attention to the spring and fall 2017 issues of the International Productivity Monitor. The International Productivity Monitor is edited by CSLS, the Centre for the Study of Living Standards which is...
A nation’s productivity is calculated by dividing what it produces by the labor it took to provide those goods and services. What’s confounding economists is why productivity growth has slowed in many countries during the last dec...
Learning more about the link between working hours and productivity is an important element of understanding labour demand, and has important implications for the regulation of working hours and firm management.