http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-productivity-fastest-idUSBRE8B40LY20121205 (Reuters) - Nonfarm productivity increased at a much faster clip than initially thought in the third quarter as businesses held the line on hiring even as output surged, with unit labor costs falling at their fastest pace in almost a year. Why hire when one person can do the job of 3 people a couple of years ago. And with march of technology continuing, 1 person will be able to do the job of 10 people. So Now what do we do with the surplus population that is unnecessary in this new 21st century economy? As more companies invest in productivity enhancing tech & strategies, expect this trend to continue.