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Total Compensation Rises with Productivity

Created on July 17, 2013

Total Compensation Rises with Productivity

CHART 1

Change since Q1 1973

+77% Compensation

+100% Productivity

log index

Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Productivity and Costs,” http://www.bls.gov/lpc/data.htm (accessed June 15, 2013). Productivity and compensation are for nonfarm businesses and adjusted for inflation using the implicit price deflator

B 2825

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