Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day: U-S-A! U-S-A!

No thanks to me and my lazy friends in higher education...

The UN reports that American workers are the most productive in the world. US workers lead in productivity when it comes to the amount of wealth produced each year ($63,885) and is second in amount per hour ($35.63)-- trailing only Norway, which has a huge oil industry and insanely high prices.

Top 5 most productive workforces (per year)
1. USA
2. Ireland
3. Luxembourg
4. Belgium
5. France

Top 3 most productive wokforces (per hour)
1. Norway
2. USA
3. France
US workers put in an average of 1804 hours/ year, while French workers worked 1564 hours, and Norweigen workers 1407 hours. These rates were below Asian countries, some of which top the 2200 hour mark, but which are less productive.

So, even though I'm in school, I guess everyone should enjoy their day off, because it's well earned!

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