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GDP per hour worked, index relative to the U.S., 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 3 countries was 59.02 index points. The highest value was in Israel: 63.95 index points and the lowest value was in South Korea: 54.75 index points. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: OECD
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Countries Productivity, relative to the U.S., 2022 Global rank Available data
Israel 63.95 1 1981 - 2022
Japan 58.36 2 1970 - 2022
South Korea 54.75 3 2011 - 2022



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.
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