According to a recent study by Unflip delving into the Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ freshest data, and to not much surprise, New York emerges as the unrivaled leader in the rankings of most productive states in America. The findings reveal a dazzling economic narrative, where the Empire State takes the crown with a remarkable value-added per hour worked of $120.67.
When you picture the bustling streets of Manhattan and the energy that fuels the city – it’s no surprise that this translates into productivity. With a staggering 14,296,359,000 hours worked in 2022 and an equally impressive value-added output of $1,725,176,181,000, New York sets the bar high, establishing itself as a beacon of productivety.
Not far behind, the scenic landscapes of Washington and the charm of Delaware take second and third place, contributing $107.12 and $104.09, respectively, per hour worked to the nation’s economic tapestry. These states may not match the sheer scale of New York, but they certainly make a substantial impact.
California, often synonymous with economic power and work ethic comparable to that of New York, claims the fourth position with an impressive 28,667,560,000 hours worked and a value-added output of $2,946,631,780,000. However, despite these colossal numbers, the state falls short of New York’s per-hour productivity, landing it in the fourth spot.
In the New England corner, Connecticut gracefully secures fifth place, adding $101.40 per hour worked. Its 2,663,494,000 hours in 2022 contributed to a value-added output of $270,067,808,000, underscoring the economic diversity across the United States.
As the curtains close on this productivity spectacle, it’s clear – the heart of the action beats loudest in New York, where every hour worked resonates with economic vitality, making the city that never sleeps also the city that never stops working wonders for its thriving economy.