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December 2010

Bringing work home: implications for BLS productivity measures

Lucy P. Eldridge, Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia

About 8 percent of nonfarm business employees bring some work home, mostly to finish or catch up on their work; those who bring work home work more hours per week, on average, than those who work only at the workplace, but there is no evidence that this difference leads to an overstatement in measures of productivity growth.

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