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UK productivity continues lost decade

UK workers' productivity fell again in the final three months of last year, down by 0.1% compared with the same quarter a year ago.
It was the second year-on-year quarterly fall in a row, after a 0.2% drop in the July-to-September period.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the "productivity puzzle" had been a problem for years.
It said labour productivity was lower over the past decade than at any time in the 20th Century.
"It has taken the UK a decade to deliver 2% growth, which historically was achieved in a single year," said ONS deputy chief economist Richard Heys.

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