There are some days when job news is just — how shall we put this? — a bit bland. We admit, this post is one of ‘em.

According to the Labor Department, worker productivity increased by 1.6 percent from April through June.

So, how is productivity determined, you ask? According to USA Today, the Labor Department classifies it as the amount of output per hour worked. An increased productivity could be assessed one of two ways: First, it could show an increased workload and thereby eventually demonstrate a need to hire more employees due to an increased workload. Read more