Table 7
Sources of labour productivity growth in the business sector, Canada and the United States, selected periods, 1961 to 2012

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Table summary
This table displays the results of Sources of labour productivity growth in the business sector. The information is grouped by Canada (appearing as row headers), 1961 to 1980, 1980 to 2000, 2000 to 2012 and 1961 to 2012, calculated using percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Canada 1961
to 1980
1980
to 2000
2000
to 2012
1961
to 2012
percent
Labour productivity growth 2.9 1.7 0.8 1.9
Contributions:  
Capital deepening 1.2 0.8 1.0 1.0
Labour composition 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.4
Multifactor productivity growth 1.1 0.5 -0.5 0.5
United States  
Labour productivity growth 2.5 2.0 2.2 2.3
Contributions:  
Capital deepening 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9
Labour composition 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2
Multifactor productivity growth 1.5 0.9 1.1 1.1
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