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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL6783, tabled on 24 April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the productivity of UK workers in comparison with workers in (1) other EU member states, and (2) the US.

Answered on

26 April 2017

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces comparisons of UK productivity with the G7 countries and some, but not all, EU member states. ONS statistics show output per hour worked in the UK was 15.9% below the average for the rest of the G7 advanced economies in 2015; 22.7% below that in France; 26.7% below Germany and 22.2% below the USA.

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