PRODUCTIVITY • May 2019 • Volume 8 / Number 8
This Beyond the Numbers article will examine the history and sources of labor productivity growth in the telecommunications industries. The article will compare growth rates in other industries, labor productivity trends of wired telecommunications to wireless, and determine the most important services provided by each industry.Read full article » | Download PDF
Look around. It seems as though everyone—from very young children to older adults--is scrolling, talking, searching, ordering, video chatting, emailing, or playing on a cell phone. Cellular phone services accounted for an increasing share of spending on all telephone services every year from 2007 to 2017. This trend could be due to more U.S. consumers “cutting the cord” on residential phone services, as well as to the rise of smartphones. During the first half of 2018 more than half of U.S. households had only wireless service.
After the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey (NCS) program researched the potential effects of the law on published measures.
A safety inspection can be a valuable tool in the prevention of mishaps in the buildings we live in or work in, the food we eat, and the products we use in our daily lives. There are a number of occupations whose major task is to perform safety inspections in order to help keep our lives safe. Through quality assurance and regulation compliance, often in the form of tests and measurement of hazards, these occupations help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public.