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The article presents the results of a study of productivity in Poland's manufacturing industry from 1993 through 2000 (103 industrial branches selected on the basis of 3 digit NACE classification). Non-parametric index method that replicates OECD approach was applied. The arrived at indices were then correlated with basic indicators of industry growth. Analysis shows that increase in output was strongly correlated with the growth of labour productivity and employment. In half of the observed cases the labour productivity growth rate was higher than the rate of output increase - that relation is revealed by a very weak dynamics of employment growth. It can be concluded then that the potential of Poland's industry to generate employment was rather weak.
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