Productivity, relative to the U.S. - Country rankings
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GDP per hour worked, index relative to the U.S., 2019 - Country rankings:
The average for 2019 based on 38 countries was 76.44 index points.The highest value was in Ireland: 144.01 index points and the lowest value was in South Africa: 27.57 index points. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
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.