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.

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metro Average — Percent Change Since 2013


Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth & Level

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Ranked Value
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