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Weep for falling productivity
We should be both grateful and worried that British productivity has been so lousy since the great crash and recession. The point is that a big contributor to the absence of any growth at all in output per worker and output per hour is that employment has grown ...
UK's sluggish productivity worsened in late 2014 - ONS  
UK manufacturing hits eight-month high but productivity slump raises fears  
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