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The U.S. ranks 3rd in poverty

26 April 2009 7 comments

According to the OECD, the United States has a poverty rate of around 17%, which makes the United States rank third out of thirty OECD member nations in that category. Mexico ranks first, with a poverty rate of around 18.5%.

The median poverty rate for OECD member nations is around 11%.

The U.S. ranks 1st in cutlery

26 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States imported $1,473,468,000 worth of cutlery, or 20.6% of the world’s total cutlery imports, which made the United States rank first in that category.

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