U.S. Workers Have Gotten Way Less Productive

From a Washington Post story by Taylor Telford headlined “U.S. workers have gotten way less productive. No one is sure why.”:

Employers across the country are worried that workers are getting less done — and there’s evidence they’re right to be spooked.

In the first half of 2022, productivity — the measure of how much output in goods and services an employee can produce in an hour — plunged by the sharpest rate on record going back to 1947, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.