USA: GDP per hour worked, index relative to the U.S.
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1970 to 2018. The average value for the USA during that period was 100 index points with a minimum of 100 index points in 1970 and a maximum of 100 index points in 1970.
The latest value from 2018 is 100 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 38
countries is 76.02 index points.
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Definition: The index sets the level of GDP per hour worked in the U.S. to 100 and uses it as basis to compare other countries. Countries with an index greater (smaller) than 100 have greater (lower) labor productivity than the U.S. The GDP used in the calculation is adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity to account for price differences across countries.