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The UK’s productivity gap: By numbers

9 December 2017

9:00 AM

9 December 2017

9:00 AM

The picture across the UK

Data compiled by BAE, the Office for National Statistics and the World Robotics Report


Labour productivity at BAE


Average per full-time BAE worker in 2015
The national productivity average
The UK productivity average

What factors make the biggest difference to productivity?


Output per hour and worker

Since 2008, UK productivity has stopped growing, which has also led to a wage slowdown.


The international scene


UK employment

As of November, 32.06 million are employed in the UK


The robots are coming

Automation has a positive impact on productivity; but the UK robot density (the number per 10,000 employees) is just above the world average.

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