The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor today reported preliminary productivity data--as measured by output per hour of all persons--for the third quarter of 2002. The seasonally-adjusted annual rate of productivity growth in the third quarter was 4.0 percent. This figure measures changes in what is described by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the nonfarm business sector and is the most commonly used measure of changes in productivity.
The preliminary second quarter productivity growth rate 2.2%, was released on August 9. This is a slower rate of growth in productivity than the first quarter revised productivity growth rate. The next productivity lesson will be online September 7 and will discuss the revised productivity growth rate for the second quarter.
Explore the connection between the economic indicators and real-world issues. These lessons typically can be done in one class period.
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Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students.
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