Enter the total change in output and change in labor. The calculator will evaluate and display the marginal product of labor.

Marginal Product of Labor Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the marginal product of labor.

MPL = O / L

  • Where MPL is the marginal product of labor
  • O is the change in output
  • L is the change in labor

Marginal Product of Labor Definition

The marginal product of labor is a ratio of the change in output that occurs with a change in labor. It measures how much output changes with changing labor forces. In ideal situations, an increase in labor would yield an increase in output. This will yield a ratio greater than 1.

Marginal Product of Labor Example

How to calculate a marginal product of labor?

  1. First, determine the change in output.

    Measure the change in output over a certain time period.

  2. Next, determine the change in input.

    Measure the change in input over the same time period.

  3. Finally, calculate the marginal product of labor.

    Using the formula, calculate the marginal product of labor.

FAQ

What is a marginal product of labor?

A marginal product of labor is the ratio of the change in input to change in output produced by labor forces.

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