That chart does no such thing. According to that chart Greece, Ireland, and Latvia have over double the productivity of France and nearly triple that of the US. You cite that, did not read it, and then go on to say the figures are worthless. Then modded up to +4 insightful. It is as if no one bothers to think or even try to learn something about the world.
That chart does no such thing
That chart does no what such thing?
I say the two charts conflict and that furthermore both charts are not useful for the comparison the OP we're responding to who said "France has higher hourly per capita productivity" and the person who essentially said "it's the opposite"
I think that you fail at reading comprehension in regards to my post.
I did read both charts and the original web sites (The Conference Board and stat.ee) that they are referenced from.
I cite the second chart only to show how the two charts conflict. I said it agrees with ebbo-10db. AT NO PLACE DID I SAY THAT I AGREE WITH EITHER CHART NOR DID I AGREE WITH ebbo-10db.
I am not ebbo-10db. That is a different person.
According to that chart Greece, Ireland, and Latvia have over double the productivity of France and nearly triple that of the US.
Which is, of course, ridiculous and would be exactly my point if it were correct. I quote myself: "I say neither chart is useful."
BTW, neither chart shows Greece, Ireland, Latvia having double/triple productivity over France/US. I can't see how you concluded that unless you had confused the chart that shows "change over previous year" with the productivity/hour charts. Your point is supported by Lativia's having 122 vs US 104.8 in 2009 in the 2005=100 relative chart (or similar years), but that's about 20%, not nearly 300%.
FWIW, I thought for sure that someone would call me out for using Estonia's economic reports.
For that reason, I suspect that you, AC, did not actually look at what I offered.
BTW, The EU has their own web site http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.... for the same kind of tables with different numbers.