The changing cyclical behaviour of labour productivity - ARCHIVED

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Since 1980, labour productivity has risen during recessions in Canada and the US, with the exception of Canada during 2008-2009. A detailed examination of each cyclical downturn since 1980 shows that employers have moved faster to cut labour inputs during recessions, especially in the US.

Issue Number: 2010001
Author(s): Cross, Philip
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