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Ingenuity Rules at Emerson Exchange

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MSS Publishes Six Revised, One New Standard

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The Manufactures Standardization Society (MSS) has announced the following six revised standards and one new publication :

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U.S. Worker Productivity Up 1.6% in 2nd Quarter

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 1.6% annual rate during the second quarter of 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The increase in productivity reflects increases of 2.0% in output and 0.4% in hours worked.

From the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012, productivity increased 1.1% as output and hours worked rose 2.9% and 1.8%, respectively. Unit labor costs in nonfarm businesses increased 1.7% in the second quarter of 2012, while hourly compensation increased 3.3%.

Unit labor costs rose 0.8% over the last four quarters.

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