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Total factor productivity down in 16 of 21 industries in 2020 


November 30, 2021
Total factor productivity declined in 16 out of 21 major industries in 2020. These declines were largely due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The largest industry decline was in arts, entertainment, and recreation (−17.9 percent), the largest annual decline since data were first collected in 1988. This was followed by declines in educational services (−10.9 percent), and accommodation and food services (−8.6 percent). Full Text »
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