Report: Companies maintain productivity during down times

Productivity at companies no longer appears to reflect what's happening in the economy, Willem Van Zandweghe of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City writes in a paper. He reports that as more companies lay off workers during economic downturns, get more from remaining workers and use temporary help to fill in the gaps, they're better able to maintain productivity, even in tough times.

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