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The Economics Daily

Nonfarm business labor productivity down 4.6 percent in second quarter 2022 

August 12, 2022
Nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased 4.6 percent in the second quarter of 2022, as output decreased 2.1 percent and hours worked increased 2.6 percent. Over the past 10 years, the change in nonfarm business labor productivity has ranged from −7.4 percent (in first quarter 2022) to 10.3 percent (second quarter 2020). Full Text »

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Monthly Labor Review

Beyond the Numbers

    What is the unemployed people per job openings ratio? A 21-year case study into unemployment trends

    This Beyond the Numbers article will describe the unemployed people per job openings ratio and examine unemployment and job openings trends by looking at estimates at the national level from December 2000 to December 2021, and at the state and regional level from December 2017 to December 2021. National data allows users to see the relationship more clearly between labor supply and demand nationwide, while state and regional data allows for comparative analysis across state labor markets.
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