Grade 9-12

What is Productivity and Why is It Important?

Time: 30 mins,
Updated: September 13 2021,


Students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of productivity and determine why it is important.

In this economics activity, students will examine the relationship between labor and productivity.


This individual activity requires students to review a slide presentation and complete a quiz about productivity. To complete this activity, students should follow the instructions below:

  1. View the first two sets of Productivity 101 slides (What is Productivity and Why is It Important) on the BLS web site.
  2. After reviewing the slides, answer the questions in the Quizizz activity, worksheet, or ReadyAssessments Activity
  3. Then, check your answers with the answer key.