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The U.S. ranks 16th in manufacturing compensation costs

14 June 2013 Leave a comment

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011 the total hourly compensation costs in American manufacturing was $35.53 per hour, which makes the United States rank sixteenth out of thirty-four countries ranked in that category. Norway ranks first, with a compensation cost of $64.15 per hour.

Preview of “Manufacturing Compensation Costs.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 9th in retirement security

11 June 2013 2 comments

According to the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, the United States ranks ninth out of eighteen countries ranked according to financial security in retirement, with a score of 59.0. Denmark ranks first, with a score of 82.9.  The top ten countries (and their scores) are:pension