Japan's Labor Productivity Lowest In G7

Japan's labor productivity lowest in G7An NGO has released the results of its survey of labor productivity in 35 countries. The Japan Productivity Center says Japan ranked 20th overall, but out of a Group of 7 industrialized nations, it came last.
Labor productivity is a measure of the quantity of goods and services a worker produces within a given time.

Analysts say Japan's low ranking is partly due to slow progress in service industries that are streamlining their operations. They also point to Japan's long work hours.

Among the 35 countries, Luxemburg, which has a strong financial sector, came in first. Among the G7 countries, the United States came 5th, followed by France in 6th and Germany in 7th.