People — Systems

Productivity: Real GDP per Job (2009 dollars)

Productivity is measured as output per hour or per worker. Here we are using GDP as our definition of output and measuring on a per-worker basis. Rising productivity allows, but does not guarantee, profits and wages to increase simultaneously, and so is a necessary condition for creating widely shared improvement in standards of living.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2016 $83,498 18  San Jose  $169,470 Minneapolis $87,800  18th
(no change)
2015 $84,317 18 San Jose $164,610 Minneapolis $88,725
Growth* Percent Change 2015-16 -0.2% 20 San Jose 4.1% Denver  0.8% 20th
(down from 10th)
Percent Change 2014-15 0.2% 10 San Jose 3.6%  Kansas City  0.2%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis. Calculation by MARC.
Excel data: Productivity: Real GDP per Job

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Real GDP/job (2009 $) - 2016


Real GDP/job (2009 $) - 2015



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Real GDP/job (2009 $) - Percent Change 2015-16


Real GDP/job (2009 $) - Percent Change 2014-15