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The U.S. ranks 4th in productivity growth

16 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2006 and 2007, the United States had a 4.7% increase in manufacturing output per hour, which was enough to make it rank fourth in that category. Taiwan and Korea tied for first, with a productivity increase of 8.7%.

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The U.S. ranks 92nd in prison occupancy

16 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies at King’s College, the United States has a prison occupancy rate of 108%, which makes it rank ninety-second in that category. Grenada ranks first, with a prison occupancy rate of 374.5%.

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The U.S. ranks 25th in pork consumption

16 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2005 Americans consumed an average of 30 kilograms of pork, enough to make the United States tied for twenty-fifth in that category, with Belarus and Estonia. Austria ranked first, at 74 kilograms/person/year.

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