Datagraphic: World’s Hotspots of Labour Productivity

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Labour productivity, measured as GDP per person employed, indicates the efficiency and competitiveness of the economy in a city. Due to heavier investments in research, new technology and skills, cities tend to be more productive than their respective countries. In 2012, the highest productivity was registered in the developed world and oil-rich Persian Gulf cities. This allowed them to
maintain their competitive edge over emerging cities, which demonstrated a remarkable growth over 2005-2012.