Computers, Workers Help Raise Productivity

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ComputersThe Labor Department reports that productivity in the United States rose by 5.5 percent in the second quarter of 2009.

It's unusual for productivity to rise during a downturn in the economy. Productivity declined in the first three quarters of the 1980s recession and during the 1990-1991 slump.

This time, according to economist Brian Bethune of IHS Global Insight, new computer systems let manufacturers discover drops in customer demand early on. When they did, they quickly pared payrolls and shifts. IHS now predicts that they will have to hire more workers as consumer demand picks up in the next few months.

In addition to computer predictions helping companies to stay on top of the recession, employees have played a big role in the productivity increase. They have been willing to take on more work in order to keep companies going during the recession.

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Charlie Ragonesi
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While I , like many others curse the Pc from time to time, I do not know what I would do without it. Things would be a lot tougher for sure.

Sep 28, 2009 11:21 PM #1
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Chip Jefferson
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I think it has something to do with fear. Fear of losing there job and lively hood.Production is up because they work harder to make the company more money.

Sep 28, 2009 11:31 PM #2
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Hopefully, the above shows that companies will be quicker to hire laid off workers with the end of the recession.

Sep 28, 2009 11:40 PM #3
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Hi Gabe:

It's about time that workers get the message.

We all need to work, harder than ever, to keep our jobs and keep our companies going.

Sep 29, 2009 12:46 AM #4
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks Toula.

Sep 29, 2009 12:58 AM #5
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Matt Listro
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Hi Gabe: I often wonder how they come up with those statistics.

:)

Sep 29, 2009 06:15 AM #6
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Gabe Sanders
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That's a good question Matt.  Probably something with the number of workers and some measure of output.

Sep 29, 2009 08:19 AM #7
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
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GOOD MORNING GABE!  Working with a new Buyer last week, he wanted to do everything after work hours because he feared he may get laid off if he did something that wasn't related to his job - while he was on the job.  There is always a silver lining and it's nice that work ethic may be something positive coming out of bad times! -- Gab

Sep 29, 2009 11:14 PM #8
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.

May 21, 2015 05:59 AM #9
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Hi Charlie, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

Dec 05, 2017 06:36 AM #10
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Hi Chip, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

Dec 05, 2017 06:36 AM #11
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Hi Toula, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

Dec 05, 2017 06:37 AM #12
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Hi Matt, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

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Hi Gabrielle, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

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