OECD Observer
Labour productivity in 2015

Employment rates have been rising in several OECD countries, but productivity has not kept up. Indeed, a slowdown of productivity growth in the past years continued to undermine rises in economic output and living standards. Labour productivity among the G7 countries was highest in the US where the level of GDP per hour worked was US$68.3 in 2015, followed by France and Germany, while Canada and Japan had levels below the OECD average of $51.1.


Visit www.oecd.org/global-forum-productivity

See the OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2017, DOI: 10.1787/pdtvy-2017-en

See also “Productivity’s wave goodbye”, in OECD Observer No 300, 2014, http://oe.cd/wavegoodbye


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