Archive for 29 May 2009

The U.S. ranks 12th in growth of hours worked

29 May 2009 5 comments

According to the OECD, between 2000 and 2005, there was an average annual decrease of 0.4 hours worked per full-time equivalent employee. This was in line with the OECD average, and was enough to make the United States tied for twelfth with Finland, France, and the United Kingdom. Austria and Denmark were tied for first, with an average annual increase of 0.3 hours worked.

Growth in Hours Worked.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 31st in highest female math scores

29 May 2009 2 comments

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, in 2006, 1.0% of female students in the United States scored at a Level 6 (669.30 points or higher) on the international mathematics assessment. That was enough to make the United States rank thirty-first out of forty-four OECD and partner nations. Taiwan ranked first, with 10.2% of female students scoring at a Level 6.

The OECD average was 2.5%.
Highest Female Math Scores.xlsx