Monday, November 20, 2017
 
 
News: Page (1) of 1 - 03/07/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
US worker productivity growth slowed in Q4
US worker productivity growth slowed in Q4, which could signal more hiring to come
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' U.S. workers were more productive at the end of last year, although the gains in productivity slowed from this summer. That could signal that companies are ready to hire more workers.

The Labor Department says productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, rose at an annual rate of 0.9 percent in the October-December quarter. The second and final estimate was slightly up from preliminary estimate of 0.7 percent. But it was just half growth in the July-September quarter.

Labor costs increased at a 2.8 percent rate in the fourth quarter, slower than the 3.9 percent rise in the third quarter. With millions of people still out of work, economists say there is little danger that wage pressures will push inflation higher.




Page: 1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines