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Analyzing the Jump in Productivity Figures

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Analyzing the Jump in Productivity Figures

Analyzing the Jump in Productivity Figures

Analyzing the Jump in Productivity Figures

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NPR's Steve Inskeep takes a closer look at the jump in productivity announced by the U.S. government this past week. Two economists — Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives and Michael Schulman, director of Changeway Research — explain how the government calculates productivity and how businesses increase it.