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June 2002, Vol. 125, No. 6
Comparing 50 years of labor productivity in U.S. and foreign manufacturingAaron E. Cobet
Gregory A. Wilson
Economist, Division of Foreign Labor Statistics, Office of Productivity and Technology, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Although manufacturing labor productivity increased less in the United States than in other G-7 countries over the last 50 years, the growth rate has accelerated in the United States after 1973, while slowing down in the other countries.
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