US Labor Productivity Output Plunges To Carter-era Stagnation Levels As Unit Labor Costs Soar

The last time we saw US labor productivity out per hour this low was in 1981 when President Reagan inherited stagflation from President Jimmy Carter.

As unit labor costs soar +8.3%.

Any wonder that the 1% have been doing so well relative to the bottom 50% in terms of wealth since entrance of The Fed in 2008 with zero-interest rate policies (ZIRP) and assets purchases (QE). And also after Covid struck.

“That will be $10,000 for your Big Mac, fries and a soda, please!”