Value added per worker in Michigan was 13% lower than the “Top Ten” average in 2015 and ranked below all but two of its peer states. The growth in worker productivity in Michigan from 2014 to 2015 slowed and only exceeded four peer states.         

What It Is: Real private industry GDP divided by average annual non-farm employment (in thousands).

Why It Matters: This is a measure of the amount of production per worker, which is an important way to increase 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)