Where are the Most Productive Workers?
Yes, your metro works hard, but is it productive? Per-capita GDP takes a metro’s GDP and divides it by the population. This simple calculation yields some surprising results. We may think that people work hard everywhere, and that is true, but GDP on a per-capita basis is quite varied throughout the country. We can see the full scope of this variation in just one state, California. Of the 53 largest metros (those with at least 1 million people) we see per-capita GDP range fro