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December 1988

International comparisons of productivity and unit labor cost trends in manufacturing

Arthur Neef, James Thomas

U.S. manufacturing competitiveness improved in 1987, as measured by relative changes in unit labor costs, because of good productivity growth, a decline in unit labor costs, and large appreciations in foreign currency values.

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