The Truth About Employment and Productivity

The Great Recession and the early parts of the recovery have seen a rapid rise in productivity, corporate profits, and capital spending, even as employment has remained weak. This has led some to question the merits of rising productivity. How is this going to play out over the longer term for American workers, consumers, and shareholders? What will this mean for you? We'll explain.

Since 2000, the U.S. industries with the highest productivity growth rates have experienced big job losses.  These indust.....

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