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U.S. second-quarter productivity growth unrevised at 2.9 percent

September 6, 2018 12:35 PM
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WASHINGTON(Reuters) - U.S. worker productivity rose at its fastest pace in more than three years in the second quarter, as previously reported, but the trend in productivity growth remained moderate.

The Labor Department said on Thursday nonfarm productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, increased at an unrevised 2.9 percent annualized rate in the April-June quarter. That was the strongest pace since the first quarter of 2015.

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