Gross Domestic Product Per Employee in Arizona as a Percentage of the National Average
A reasonable target is for Arizona’s GDP per employee to be near the national average. This was generally the case historically. The percentage of the U.S. average was never below 99 from 1969 through 1980. After falling substantially during the 1980s, the ratio rebounded to between 96 and 99 percent of the national average from 1992 through 1999, but has dropped since then, to 89.8 percent in 2013. After small increases in the ratio in 2011 and 2012, the ratio again fell in 2013.