US productivity grows at solid 3.6% rate in first quarter

US productivity grows at solid 3.6% rate in first quarter

U.S. productivity grew at a solid 3.6 per cent rate in the first three months of this year, the strongest quarterly gain in more than four years. The Labor Department said the first quarter increase in productivity was more than double the 1.3 per cent rate of gain in the fourth quarter.

Tommy Hawkins
Tommy Hawkins 1 year

Obama said it was not possible to get 3%, but he meant it was not possible with Democrats running the show.

IIZard 1 year

The button you press to grow the economy is the vote for Donald Trump.

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

only 3.6%....... IMPEACHHH

Carcharias 1 year

I’m not tired of it yet but all this winning is starting to get kind of old. 🙂

Coeus 1 year

Woah! Slow down. I'm old, I don't do "change" well. It took me eight years to get used to the "new normal", and now you expect me to cope with this?

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 1 year


Asura Bomb
Asura Bomb 1 year

"I blame Trump!" Says the NPC for literally no reason.

me notyu
me notyu 1 year

what's amazing is that the analysts seem to think that the government shut down controlled the costs offsetting potential inflation. so basically a positive all around

Jon Illum
Jon Illum 1 year

China is at a low of 6%... god when the US brags about being so shitty...

FriedChicken 1 year

does this include automation because that's one way to increase productivity

Vincent Kozic
Vincent Kozic 1 year

Anybody else in this comment section care about employee compensation? "Other data this week showed wages and salaries rising 0.7 percent in the first quarter after gaining 0.6 percent in the prior period. Wage inflation remains moderate despite a tight labor market and anecdotal evidence of worker shortages." -Reuters 3.6% productivity growth, .7% compensation growth. That's winning? What happened to the pro working-class sentiments of the right? More and more the right seems to only care about the business side of economics and not the worker side.

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