Americans are working harder these days. Their paychecks don’t show it.
Americans are working harder these days, but it’s not paying off like it used to. In the first three months of 2019, employees got so much more work done that they smashed productivity forecasts. Labor productivity in the non-farm business sector (the biggest part of the US economy) grew 2.4 percent compared to the same period last year, according to new estimates from the US Department of Labor.