Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Hourly Wages & Unemployment

Here's a few more fun facts from the New York Times World Almanac regarding working and earnings.

Hourly Compensation in US Dollars for Production Workers, Selected Countries, 2006

Australia $20.05
Canada $19.28
Denmark $32.18
Hong Kong $5.54
Israel $11.73
Japan $20.09
Kenya $0.12
Mexico $2.48
Taiwan $5.84
United Kingdom $20.37
United States $21.97

Unemployment Rate In Leading Developed Nations (2005)

Australia 5.5%
Canada 6.4%
France 9.8%
Germany 9.8%
Japan 4.8%
Netherlands 4.7%
United States 5.5%

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