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The U.S. ranks 26th in employment growth for women

30 December 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the United States had an employment growth rate of 3.2% between 1998 and 2007  for female college graduates, which makes the United States rank twenty-sixth out of the 30 member nations of the OECD. South Korea ranks first, at 9.8%.

The U.S. ranks 26th in employment growth rates

28 December 2009 1 comment

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%.

The U.S. ranks 15th in broadband access

26 December 2009 1 comment

According to the OECD, as of June 2009 there were 26.7 broadband internet subscriptions in the United States for every 100 Americans, which makes the United States rank fifteenth out of thirty OECD member nations. Then Netherlands ranks first, at 38.1 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.

The U.S. ranks 7th in amphibians

24 December 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, there are 285 known amphibian species in the United States, which makes the United States tied for seventh with Indonesia in that category. Brazil ranks first with 695 known amphibian species.

The U.S. ranks 44th in exports footprint

22 December 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, exports in the United States have an exports footprint of 1.77 global hectares per person, an amount that makes the United States forty-fourth in that category. Belgium ranks first, with its exports footprint for imports at 18.19 global hectares per person.

The U.S. ranks 7th in production footprint

20 December 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States has a production footprint of 8.63 global hectares per person, which makes the United States rank seventh in that category. New Zealand ranks first, at 13.11 global hectares per person.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in cinema attendance

18 December 2009 Leave a comment

According to UNESCO, Americans attended cinemas an average of 4.8 times in 2006, making the United States rank third in that category. Iceland ranks first, with a cinema attendance frequency of 5.o per capita.