Archive for September, 2011

U.S. balance of trade, 2010

23 September 2011 2 comments

Categories: economy

The U.S. ranks 1st in maize oil production

22 September 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2009 the United States produced 1,099,300 tonnes of maize oil, or 44.6% of the world’s total maize oil production. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 39th in income inequality

7 September 2011 7 comments

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has family income distribution Gini Index score of 45.0, which makes the United States rank thirty-ninth out of one hundred and thirty four countries in that category. Namibia ranks first, with a Gini index score of 70.7. Previously, the United States ranked forty-third in this category.

The higher the Gini Index score, the greater the degree of income inequality. Sweden has the lowest score, at 23.0.

The U.S. ranks 4th in employees faking illness

1 September 2011 Leave a comment

According to The Workforce Institute, 52% of American workers admit to calling in sick to work when they aren’t really sick. That is enough to make the United States tied for fourth with Canada out of eight countries surveyed. China ranks first, with 71% of employees admitting to faking illness.