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
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Ranked Value
Level  2015 $83,983 16  San Jose  $164,734 Pittsburgh $89,192  16th
(down from 14th)
2014 $84,694 14 San Jose $157,569  Milwaukee  $88,017
Growth* Percent Change 2014-15 -0.7% 26 San Jose 2.9% Charlotte  0.2% 26th
(down from 18th)
Percent Change 2013-14 -0.1% 18 Oklahoma City 1.9%  Nashville  0.3%

* 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 $) - 2015

Real GDP/job (2009 $) - 2014

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

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

Real GDP/job (2009 $) - Percent Change 2013-14