Productivity up in second quarter after declines
Friday, August 16, 2013 11:12 AM
U.S. workers and businesses improved their productivity in the April-to-June period following two straight negative quarters, the U.S. Labor Department said today. Productivity rose at a 0.9 percent annual rate in the second quarter, according to the Labor Department. The increase followed 1.7 percent declines in both the first quarter of 2013 and the last three months of 2012, MarketWatch said.