While value added per worker in Michigan has steadily improved over the last several years, it was 12.5 percent lower than the “Top Ten” average in 2017, and the state ranked below all of its peers except for Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee.            

What It Is: Real private industry GDP, divided by average annual non-farm employment.

Why It Matters: Worker productivity supports increased income and economic activity.

Value Added Per Worker Trends

Value Added Per Worker Standings

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (Real GDP by State), Bureau of Labor Statistics (State and Metro Area Employment, Hours, and Earnings)