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Labor productivity down in 37 states and the District of Columbia in 2022

June 12, 2023

In 2022, labor productivity in the private nonfarm sector declined in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Output increased in 43 states and the District in 2022, while hours worked increased in 48 states and the District. Idaho was the only state to have a rise in labor productivity of greater than 2.0 percent (4.0 percent).

Percent change in labor productivity by state, 2022
State Productivity Output Hours worked

Alabama

-1.0 1.4 2.4

Alaska

-7.1 -2.7 4.7

Arizona

-2.1 3.0 5.2

Arkansas

-0.3 2.5 2.7

California

-4.5 0.1 4.9

Colorado

0.6 3.9 3.3

Connecticut

1.5 3.0 1.6

Delaware

-1.8 2.4 4.3

District of Columbia

-0.6 4.4 5.0

Florida

0.7 4.9 4.1

Georgia

-0.9 3.1 4.0

Hawaii

-5.3 1.8 7.5

Idaho

4.0 5.4 1.3

Illinois

0.1 2.4 2.3

Indiana

-0.4 1.9 2.3

Iowa

0.5 1.4 0.9

Kansas

-1.4 1.9 3.4

Kentucky

1.1 2.1 1.0

Louisiana

-6.1 -2.0 4.4

Maine

-2.0 1.8 3.9

Maryland

-2.6 -0.7 1.9

Massachusetts

-2.6 1.9 4.6

Michigan

-3.5 1.6 5.2

Minnesota

1.7 1.2 -0.5

Mississippi

-4.9 -0.2 4.9

Missouri

-2.9 1.6 4.7

Montana

-2.5 1.8 4.4

Nebraska

1.6 1.3 -0.2

Nevada

-5.9 4.1 10.7

New Hampshire

-4.0 -0.2 4.0

New Jersey

-2.1 2.6 4.8

New Mexico

-1.7 1.8 3.6

New York

-2.6 3.0 5.7

North Carolina

-1.4 2.3 3.8

North Dakota

-5.1 -1.6 3.7

Ohio

-1.3 1.6 3.0

Oklahoma

-1.0 -0.9 0.2

Oregon

-1.9 3.4 5.4

Pennsylvania

-0.9 2.4 3.3

Rhode Island

-1.5 1.2 2.8

South Carolina

-2.1 3.0 5.3

South Dakota

1.1 1.3 0.2

Tennessee

0.3 5.1 4.8

Texas

-2.3 3.8 6.2

Utah

-0.8 2.7 3.5

Vermont

0.3 3.7 3.4

Virginia

-0.3 1.7 2.0

Washington

-2.9 1.4 4.5

West Virginia

-2.9 0.2 3.2

Wisconsin

0.8 1.7 0.9

Wyoming

-1.6 0.3 2.0

The following states also had productivity increases of at least 1.0 percent in 2022: Minnesota (1.7 percent), Nebraska (1.6 percent), Connecticut (1.5 percent), and Kentucky and South Dakota (1.1 percent each).

In 2022, Alaska had the largest decline in productivity, at 7.1 percent, followed by Louisiana (6.1 percent), and Nevada (5.9 percent). In 2022, 21 states experienced a decrease of at least 2.0 percent in productivity.

Idaho also had the largest increase in output in 2022, at 5.4 percent. Minnesota and Nebraska were the only two states to experience a decrease in hours worked.

These data are from the Productivity program. Also see "Productivity by State – 2022" and more charts related to this news release. To learn more about labor productivity, see Productivity 101.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Labor productivity down in 37 states and the District of Columbia in 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/labor-productivity-down-in-37-states-and-the-district-of-columbia-in-2022.htm (visited December 08, 2023).

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