Labour productivity of Canadian businesses increased 0.3% in the first quarter, following a 0.4% decline in the fourth quarter of 2018. This slight rebound in productivity primarily reflected the decline in hours worked following seven consecutive quarterly increases, while business output remained virtually unchanged. Productivity of Canadian businesses rebounds slightly in the first quarter Real gross domestic product (GDP) of businesses edged down 0.1% for the second consecutive quarter. In the first quarter of 2019, the decline in the output of goods-producing businesses (-0.6%), particularly mining, quarrying, and … (full story)