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UK shifts into less productive work

A shift in employment from sectors such as mining to food and drinks services has led to a downturn in productivity, an official study has suggested.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, productivity has barely grown at all.
But new research now provides part of the answer to this puzzle.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that it is not so much that we don't have productive industries, it is just that more of us are working in the unproductive ones.
Productivity is the main driver of long term economic growth and higher living standards. The study of changes in productivity before and after the credit crunch, shows that before it struck people were moving into more productive industries and productivity was growing at 2% a year on average.
But since then there has been a shift away from working in highly productive areas like mining to less productive ones like food and drinks services.
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