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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 20th in December’s chill

21 December 2010 2 comments

According to the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, the mean temperature in the United States in December is -2.4 degrees celsius, which makes the United States rank twentieth in that category. Slovakia ranks first, with a mean December temperatures of -33.1 degrees celsius.

 

Note: The above graph is incorrect, and the U.S. actually ranks 19th, with Russia ranking 1st. I misread the data and the mistake was pointed out to me. The correct graph is below.

Preview of “December's Chill.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 72nd in girls going to grade school

10 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s 2010 World Health Statistics, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for girls in primary school of 92%, which makes the United States tied for seventy-second with several other countries, including the Bahamas, Brazil, Egypt, Latvia, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovakia, Syria, and Turkey. Several countries tied for first, at 100% enrollment. Among these are Canada, Greece, Seychelles, Spain, and Sri Lanka.

One country, Afghanistan, reported 0% of girls attending primary school.

The U.S. ranks 85th in boys going to grade school

6 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for males in primary school of 91%, which makes the United States tied for eighty-fifth in that category with several other countries–Albania, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Samoa, Slovakia, Suriname, and Uzbekistan. Several other countries–Burundi, Georgia, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania–tied for first, with 100% of boys going to primary school.

The country with the lowest reported enrollment rate for boys in primary school is Sudan, at 43%.

The U.S. ranks 151st in child mortality

24 July 2009 4 comments

According to UNICEF, the United States has an under-5 mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births, which makes the United States tied for one-hundred-and-fifty-first in that category with Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, and the United Arab Emirates. Sierra Leone ranks first, with an under-5 mortality rate of 262 per 1,000 live births.

The U.S. ranks 30th in growth of automobile manufacturing

23 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to OICA, the United States ranked thirtieth in terms of the growth of automobile manufacturing between 2006 and 2007, with a net decline of 4.5% in that time. Slovakia had an increase of 93.3% during the same time, ranking first in that category. The global average for growth in automobile manufacturing was 5.7%.

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