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July 2005, Vol. 128, No. 7
Productivity measures for retail trade: data and issues
Marilyn E. Manser
Associate Commissioner, Office of Productivity and Technology, Bureau of Labor Statistics. A preliminary version of this article was presented at the Workshop on Services, held at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France, November 15–16, 2004.
Alternative concepts for the output of retail trade industries have been proposed and implemented, but the conclusion of strong labor productivity growth in this sector is robust to the choice of measure.
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