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Industry Productivity, Labor, and Competitiveness Trends

What are the main trends in productivity growth, labor, and competitiveness across global industries?

  • What are the key differentiators and sources of productivity growth and labor costs across industries?
  • How are labor costs and labor costs per unit of output developing across industries and major economies?
  • What are the applications of industry-level data tools, such as EU KLEMS and the International Labor Comparisons (ILC) database?
  • How can the ILC database be used to assess productivity at the industry level?
  • How are labor cost and compensation trends evolving across countries?

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