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The U.S. ranks 1st in oil refinery capacity

11 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to British Petroleum, the United States has an oil refinery capacity of 17,455 barrels per day, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

oil-refinery-capacityxlsx

The U.S. ranks 6th in unemployment

11 May 2009 Leave a comment

The United States continues to move up the ladder of OECD nations in terms of unemployment rates. As reported here previously, in December 2008 the United States ranked seventh. According to the OECD, as of March, the United States ranked sixth, with an unemployment rate of 8.5%. Spain continues to rank first, with an unemployment rate of 17.4% in March 2009.

Chart on Unemployment (Dec 08-Mar 09).xls