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The U.S. ranks 9th in rural population

12 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2004 the United States ranked ninth in terms of the numbers of rural inhabitants. China ranked first.

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The U.S. ranks 152nd in rural life

12 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the United States ranks one-hundred-fifty-second out of one hundred seventy seven ranked nations in terms of the percent of the total population that is rural. Bhutan ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 6th in natural gas reserves

12 January 2009 1 comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States ranks sixth in terms of proven reserves of natural gas. Russia ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 10th in unemployment

12 January 2009 3 comments

According to the OECD, in November 2008, the United States had the tenth highest unemployment rate out of twenty-two member nations, up from fourteenth in 2005. Spain had the highest unemployment rate in November 2008.

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Note: this ranking has been updated here.

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