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December 1982

International trends in productivity and labor costs

Patricia Capdevielle, Donato Alvarez, Brian Cooper

Output per employee hour in manufacturing generally improved and unit labor cost trends moderated in the U.S. and 10 other nations in 1981; relative productivity and labor cost indexes are introduced.

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