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The U.S. ranks 11th in working hard

18 July 2013 3 comments

According to the OECD, in 2012, the average American worker worked for 1789.9 hours, which is enough to make the United States rank eleventh out of thirty-seven countries ranked in that category. Mexico ranks first, with the average Mexican worker working 2225.7 hours in 2012.

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The U.S. ranks 4th in labor productivity

22 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the U.S. has a productivity rate of $57.40 per hour worked, which makes the United States rank fourth in that category. Luxembourg ranks first, at $74.00 per hour worked.

The U.S. ranks 60th in female labor participation

5 August 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 58.9% of all American women over the age of fifteen were in the labor force in 2008, which makes the United States rank sixtieth out of one-hundred-eighty-four countries ranked in that category. Burundi ranks first at 91.0%.

The U.S. ranks 121st in male labor participation

28 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 70.3% of American males over the age of fifteen were in the labor force in 2008, which makes the United States tied for one-hundred-twenty-first in that category with Chile and Turkmenistan. The United Arab Emirates ranks first, at 93.5%.

The U.S. ranks 200th in agricultural workers as percent of workforce

28 June 2010 1 comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2004 agricultural workers accounted for 1.8% of all workers in the United States, which makes the United States rank two-hundredth out of two-hundred twenty eight ranked countries. Bhutan ranks first, at 93.6%.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in labor freedom

13 February 2010 3 comments

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a “labor freedom” score of 94.9, which makes the United States rank third out of 179 ranked countries. Singapore ranks first, with a labor freedom score of 98.9.

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.

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