Productivity rebounds after truck drivers’ strike
Labor productivity in the Brazilian manufacturing industry grew by 4.2% in the third quarter of 2018 on a seasonally adjusted quarter-over-quarter basis. On the same comparison basis, industrial production edged up by 2.9%, while hours worked experienced a 1.3% decrease. However, the increase observed in the third quarter was only enough to offset the losses recorded until the first half of the year.
July - September 2018