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Taking on the West Island: 
How does New Zealand’s labour productivity stack up?

4.7 Contributions to the overall productivity performance of the non-measured industries

Figure 12 plots the percentage point contributions of the industries covered in sections 4.4, 4.5, and 4.6 to the combined labour productivity growth rate of these industries between 1988 and 2008 - that is, the 0.5 percent and -0.1 percent in table 2. The property and business services industry is the main explanation for this difference, although the government-dominated industries combined (government administration and defence, education, and health services) also contributed. There was only a small offset from stronger labour productivity growth in New Zealand's personal and other community services industry.[16]

Figure 12 - Contributions to non-measured sector labour productivity growth
Figure 12 - Contributions to non-measured sector labour productivity growth.
Source: Statistics New Zealand and Australian Bureau of Statistics

Notes

  • [16]. There is also a residual not shown in figure 12.
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