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Changes in productivity gains in manufacturing

From the 1950s through the mid-1970s, the majority of productivity gains in manufacturing were derived from gains in labor efficiency. From the 1970s through the 1990s, productivity gains were made through the adoption of new technology, dominated by the integration of computers in manufacturing. Since 2000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says, productivity gains have been driven by the global transformation of manufacturing .

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