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  2017 $82,603 19  San Jose  $179,617 Cleveland $90,412  19th
(down from 18th)
2016 $82,611 18 San Jose $170,847 Minneapolis $89,628
Growth* Percent Change 2016-17 -0.7% 28 San Jose 4.8% Jacksonville  0.9% 28th
(down from 22nd)
Percent Change 2015-16 -0.5% 22 San Jose 4.4%  Lousiville  0.8%

* 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 $) - 2017


Real GDP/job (2009 $) - 2016



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Real GDP/job (2009 $) - Percent Change 2016-17


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