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UNITED STATES nonfarm business employee output per hour increased at a 1.9 percent annualized rate in the fourth quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. productivity gains exceed forecasts even as output cools

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States last quarter exceeded forecasts though were little changed from the prior reading as output and...
UNITED STATES productivity rose 1.3 percent year over year in the July-September period. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. productivity posts best back-to-back quarters since 2015

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States posted the best back-to-back quarters since 2015, echoing a pickup in economic growth and offering some...

U.S. choosing slow economic growth

It worked in the 1990s: The U.S. economy continued to grow strongly for several years even after it showed signs of capacity constraints and...

Productivity in U.S. climbs 2.9%, fastest pace in 3 years

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States accelerated by more than expected to the fastest pace since 2015 while labor costs fell, amid...
IT IS NOT CLEAR WHY, but despite rising employment and a growth in the labor force, wages in the United States are not climbing at the rate that many think it should. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Opinion: Emotions and economics explain stagnant wages

NEW YORK – The labor market appears to be quite strong, judging by June’s unemployment figures. The rate ticked up in June to 4...
THE UNITED STATES trade deficit narrowed to $49 billion in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIME RUE

U.S. trade gap narrows, claims remain low, productivity tepid

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit narrowed in March by the most in two years, while last week’s unemployment filings were below...

Restful nights?

How much sleep do you get each night? Six hours: 71.43% Seven hours: 28.57% Eight hours: 0% More than eight hours: 0%Has a lack of sleep from employees...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO AREA posted slow but steady growth in all three categories of the Brooking's Institution's Inclusive Growth Index between 2015 and 2016, just one of 11 metros to do so in that time frame. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Report: Providence metro posts all-around improvement on Inclusive Growth Index

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 71 among the 100 largest metros in the nation for economic growth from 2015 to...

Remote control

Has your company steered toward having employees working remotely? Yes: 66.67% No: 33.33%How often do your employees work remotely during the week? Sometimes: 100% Always: 0% Never: 0%Do you...
JOB SEEKERS wait to speak with recruiters during a Job News USA career fair in Overland Park, Kan. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Here’s why robust U.S. job market isn’t producing better pay

WASHINGTON - Growth in Americans’ wages has been leveling off lately, contrary to expectations that a steadily falling jobless rate will quickly lead to...
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