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October 1992

Multifactor productivity in manufacturing, 1984-88

William Gullickson

Multifactor productivity growth improved somewhat in manufacturing during the 1984-88 period. However, slow growth persists in the aggregate business sector. This article reviews some of the Bureau's 1984-88 measures of multifactor productivity for manufacturing industries and updates the data featured in an earlier Review article covering the 1949-83 period.

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