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Baton Rouge leads in worker productivity growth

Associated Press - July 25, 2008 5:14 AM ET

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The growth of worker productivity in the Baton Rouge region is the highest in the nation.

That's according to a study by the Brookings Institution research group.

The think tank covered five years leading up to Hurricane Katrina. Brookings examined gross domestic product in the 100 largest metro areas and compared that with the number of jobs in each area.

Baton Rouge had an annual growth rate of just over 5% in GDP per job. The nation as a whole had a rate of just under 2.3%.

Trailing Baton Rouge in second and third place were San Jose, California, and Sarasota, Florida.

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Craig Wiseman July 25th, 2008 01:30:24 PM