Worker output fell 7.5% in the first quarter, the biggest decline since 1947

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2022
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Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters

Worker productivity fell to start 2022 at its fastest pace in nearly 75 years while labor costs soared as the U.S. struggled with surging Covid cases, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

Nonfarm productivity, a measure of output against hours worked, declined 7.5% from January through March, the biggest fall since the third quarter of 1947.

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