The following table shows data for a hypothetical economy in 2006 and 2007.
Use the table to answer the questions that follow.
(Hint: When calculating growth rate for population use the following formula: Population Growth Rate=Population in 2007−Population in 2006Population in 2006×100Population Growth Rate=Population in 2007−Population in 2006Population in 2006×100. You will need to use similarly structured formulas for calculating growth rate of real GDP per person and the growth rate of labor productivity).
2006 
2007 


Population  400,000  412,000 
Number of Hours Worked  800,000,000  800,000,000 
Real GDP  $12,000,000,000  $12,236,400,000 
Real GDP per Person  
Labor Productivity 
The growth rate of the population between 2006 and 2007 is .choose one (1%, 3%, 2%, 3%)
Calculate real GDP per person in 2006 and 2007 and enter the values in the previous table.
The growth rate of real GDP per person between 2006 and 2007 is choose one (3%, 1%, 2%, 3%)
Calculate labor productivity in 2006 and 2007, and enter the values in the previous table. (Note: Enter your answer to the nearest penny.)
Hint: Labor productivity is equal to real GDP divided by the number of hours worked, so the unit of measurement is dollars per hour.
Based on your calculations, the growth rate of labor productivity between 2006 and 2007 is choose one (3%, 2%, 3%, 1%)
Assuming that real GDP per person is a good measure of living standards, between 2006 and 2007, living standards ___________ (choose one  did not change, improved, declined) for which of the following reasons? Pick one below
Productivity growth outpaced population growth.
The number of hours worked remained the same.
Population growth outpaced productivity growth.
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