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The U.S. ranks 36th in public debt

2 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the latest data available from CIA World Factbook, the United States has a public debt of 58.9% of the total GDP.  This is enough to make the United States rank thirty-sixth in that category.  Zimbabwe ranks first with a public debt of 241.6% of their total GDP.

Prepared by Michael J. Rooney

The U.S. ranks 23rd in long-term unemployment

1 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2009, the United States had a long-term unemployment rate of 16.3%.  This is enough to make the United States rank twenty-third out of the thirty-four participating OECD countries in that category.  Slovakia ranks first with a long-term unemployment rate of 50.9%.

Prepared by Michael J. Rooney

The U.S. ranks 15th in green bean production

29 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2009 the United States produced 43,570 tonnes of green beans, or 1% of the world’s total green bean production.  This was enough to make the United States rank fifteenth in that category.  China ranks first, producing 2,616,748 tonnes, or 48% of the world total.

Prepared by Michael J. Rooney

The U.S. ranks 25th in youth smoking rates

4 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the most recent data available from the OECD, 8.1% of 15-year-old Americans smoke at least once a week.  This makes the United States rank twenty-fifth out of the twenty-five participating OECD countries.  Austria ranks first, at 27.1%.

Prepared by Michael J. Rooney

The U.S. ranks 1st in airports

27 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to the most recent data available from CIA World Factbook, the U.S. has 15,079 airports, or 34. 3% of the world’s total airports.  That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

Prepared by Michael J. Rooney