Worker Productivity Hit By Biggest Fall Since 1947

Data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that productivity in the workplace has seen its steepest fall since 1947, reports the Washington Post.

The plunge comes after a similarly steep rise at the beginning of the pandemic, when the switch to remote work increased productivity and made economists speculate this would spawn long-term economic growth.

The cause for the fall is not clear and the surprising statistic comes at a time when workers are increasingly resonating with a new trend called “Quiet quitting”, meaning to only do the bare minimum required in the job.

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