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May, 1988, Vol. 111, No. 5
Recent changes in the growth of U.S. multifactor productivityEdwin Dean
Economist, Division of Productivity Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Since 1979, multifactor productivity growth has recovered completely only in manufacturing; for the rest of private business, growth has recovered partially, but remains below the 1948-73 trend rate. The present article contributes to the discussion by presenting and analyzing recent Bureau of Labor Statistics measures of growth in multifactor productivity in the United States.
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