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Labor Productivity Aided by Technological Advances

Created on July 20, 2015

Labor Productivity Aided by Technological Advances


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Between 1973 and 2014, technological advances have made workers more productive and sharply increased their pay. However, it has had little effect on overall employment rates.

Note: Productivity and compensation are adjusted for inflation using the implicit price deflator for non-farm businesses. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Haver Analytics, “Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey,” Employment to Population Ratio (25–54 years old) and “Productivity and Costs, ”non-farm business sector.

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Tags: Technology, Job-Growth, Economics