Over 90 unique factors are divided into four major categories that comprise the four evenly weighted metrics that determine the Total Workforce Index™ ranking for each market. ManpowerGroup Solutions uses a proprietary formula to determine the ranking of each factor within each of the following categories.


A relative comparison of the current skilled workforce in each market and the likely sustainability of that workforce based on emerging and aging workforce trends.

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A relative comparison of the potential productivity of a workforce based on the number of hours an employer can compensate a worker at base pay.

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Cost Efficiency

A relative comparison of wage, benefits, tax and operations metrics to suggest potential cost efficiency.

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A relative comparison of how restricted the terms and practices of workforce engagement are based on a standard set of regulations.

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