According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2010 the United States exported 258,983 metric tonnes of alfalfa meal and pellets, or 19.8% of the world’s exports of that item. That was enough to make the United States rank second out of eighty-six countries ranked in that category. Spain ranked first, exporting 473,004 tonnes, or 36.2% of the world’s exports.
According to the World Health Organization’s 2010 World Health Statistics, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for girls in primary school of 92%, which makes the United States tied for seventy-second with several other countries, including the Bahamas, Brazil, Egypt, Latvia, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovakia, Syria, and Turkey. Several countries tied for first, at 100% enrollment. Among these are Canada, Greece, Seychelles, Spain, and Sri Lanka.
One country, Afghanistan, reported 0% of girls attending primary school.
According to the World Health Organization, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for males in primary school of 91%, which makes the United States tied for eighty-fifth in that category with several other countries–Albania, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Samoa, Slovakia, Suriname, and Uzbekistan. Several other countries–Burundi, Georgia, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania–tied for first, with 100% of boys going to primary school.
The country with the lowest reported enrollment rate for boys in primary school is Sudan, at 43%.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States exported 380,907 metric tonnes of lettuce and chicory, or 22.9% of the world’s total lettuce and chicory exports. That is enough to the make the United States rank second out of 125 countries ranked in that category. Spain ranks first, exporting 531,394 tonnes, or 32.0% of the world total.
According to FAOStat, the United States exported 341,914 tonnes of oranges in 2007. This was 6.5% of the world’s total orange exports and was enough for the United States to rank third in that category. Spain ranks first, exporting 1,414,220 tonnes of oranges or 26.8% of the total world exports.
Entry prepared by Katie Mibaum.
According to the OECD, the United States had an employment growth rate of 2.7% between 1998 and 2007 for college graduates, which makes the United States rank twenty-sixth out of the 30 member nations of the OECD. Spain ranks first, at 8.2%.
According to the OECD, the United States had an unemployment rate of 9.6% in the third quarter of 2009, which made the United States tied with Hungary for fifth out of 25 OECD member nations in that category. Spain ranked first, with an unemployment rate of 18.9%.