Productivity is a key driver of our standard of living. It contributes to rising wages and income, as well as increased leisure time. Measured by output per worker hour, productivity increases when we find new and better ways to produce goods and services.
In 2015, the poverty rate varied substantially across cities, towns, and census designated places located in Southern Arizona. Hereafter, when discussing multiple cities, towns, and census designated places the general term places will be used.