U.S. Workers Were Less Productive In The Spring

U.S. workers less productive
U.S. workers less productive

By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON -- U.S. workers were less productive in the spring for the second quarter in a row, a trend that doesn't bode well for future hiring.

The Labor Department says productivity dropped 0.3 percent in the April-June quarter, following a decline of 0.6 percent in the first three months of the year. It was the first back-to-back decline in productivity since the second half of 2008.