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

UNITED STATES productivity rose 1.3 percent year over year in the July-September period. / BLOOMBERG NEWS
UNITED STATES productivity rose 1.3 percent year over year in the third quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS
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 hope that faster expansion without stoking inflation is possible. The main measure of nonfarm business employee output per hour increased at a 2.2 percent annualized rate in the July-September period, a…

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