Productivity returns to modest growth in 2nd quarter - Istat

Temporary redundancy falls 'significantly', agency adds

(ANSA) - Rome, September 15 - Productivity returned to growth in the second quarter of 2015, national statistics agency Istat said Tuesday.
    The period April-June showed "signs of improvement in the labour market," Istat said in a statement.
    These included an increase "both in labour input and employment and in the first part of the year productivity also returned to modest growth", the agency said.
    Specifically, hourly productivity rose by 0.1%, Istat said.
    The agency also said the number of hours covered by temporary redundancy fell "significantly" in the second quarter of the year.


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