This chartbook compares the US to other OECD countries
2014 OECD ECONOMIC SURVEY OF
THE UNITED STATES
CHARTBOOK: BASIC STA...
INCOME: the US has one of the highest GDP per capita
in the OECD
United States
• GDP per capita: $51,748
OECD average
• GD...
POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS: the US has slightly less
elderly and more youth than the OECD average
United States
• 13.7% are o...
LENGTH OF LIFE: life expectancy in the US is lower than
the OECD average
United States
• Life expectancy: 78.7 years old
O...
HEALTH CARE: the US spends significantly more on
health care (as % of GDP and in total) than all other
OECD countries
Unit...
WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT: In the US women represent
a lower share of parliament than in most OECD countries
United States
• 18%...
Education: the US spends the OECD average on
education (as % of GDP)
United States
• 4% of GDP
OECD average
• 4% of GDP
Education: the US PISA scores are above the OECD
average in Reading but lower than average in Math and
Science
United Stat...
R&D: the US spends slightly over the OECD average (as
% of GDP) on research and development
United States
• 2.7% of GDP
OE...
Pensions: the US spends less than the OECD average
(as % of GDP) on pensions
United States
• 6.1% of GDP
OECD average
• 7....
Debt: the US has a higher general government net
financial debt (as % of GDP) than the OECD average
United States
• 80% of...
Hours worked: those holding a job in the US work more
annual hours on average than the OECD average
United States
• 1 790 ...
Employment: the US has a higher employment rate for
both males and females than the OECD average
United States
• Females: ...
Unemployment: the US has a lower youth unemployment
rate than the OECD average
United States
• 15.5%
OECD average
• 20.6%
Unemployment: the US has a lower unemployment rate
for persons 15 and over than the OECD average
United States
• 7.4%
OECD...
Environment: the US has one of the highest CO2
emissions per capita from fossil fuel combustion in the
OECD
United States
...
Inequality: the US has nearly the highest ratio of inequality
(as measured by the GINI) in the OECD
United States
• 0.38
O...
List of country abbreviations
AUS Australia
AUT Austria
BEL Belgium
CAN Canada
CHL Chile
CZE Czech Republic
DNK Denmark
ES...
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OECD Basic statistics on the US economy

  1. 1. This chartbook compares the US to other OECD countries 2014 OECD ECONOMIC SURVEY OF THE UNITED STATES CHARTBOOK: BASIC STATISTICS 13 June 2014, Washington D.C., USA www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/economic-survey-united-states.htm
  2. 2. INCOME: the US has one of the highest GDP per capita in the OECD United States • GDP per capita: $51,748 OECD average • GDP per capita: $37,241
  3. 3. POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS: the US has slightly less elderly and more youth than the OECD average United States • 13.7% are over 65 years old • 19.5% are under 15 years old OECD average • 15.3% are over 65 years old • 18.4% are under 15 years old
  4. 4. LENGTH OF LIFE: life expectancy in the US is lower than the OECD average United States • Life expectancy: 78.7 years old OECD average • Life expectancy: 80 years old
  5. 5. HEALTH CARE: the US spends significantly more on health care (as % of GDP and in total) than all other OECD countries United States • 17.7% of GDP OECD average • 9.5% of GDP
  6. 6. WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT: In the US women represent a lower share of parliament than in most OECD countries United States • 18% women in Parliament OECD average • 26% women in Parliament
  7. 7. Education: the US spends the OECD average on education (as % of GDP) United States • 4% of GDP OECD average • 4% of GDP
  8. 8. Education: the US PISA scores are above the OECD average in Reading but lower than average in Math and Science United States • Reading: 498 • Math: 481 • Science: 497 OECD average • Reading: 496 • Math: 494 • Science: 501
  9. 9. R&D: the US spends slightly over the OECD average (as % of GDP) on research and development United States • 2.7% of GDP OECD average • 2.4% of GDP
  10. 10. Pensions: the US spends less than the OECD average (as % of GDP) on pensions United States • 6.1% of GDP OECD average • 7.6% of GDP
  11. 11. Debt: the US has a higher general government net financial debt (as % of GDP) than the OECD average United States • 80% of GDP OECD average • 68% of GDP
  12. 12. Hours worked: those holding a job in the US work more annual hours on average than the OECD average United States • 1 790 hours per year OECD average • 1 765 hours per year
  13. 13. Employment: the US has a higher employment rate for both males and females than the OECD average United States • Females: 62.3% • Males: 72.6% OECD average • Females: 60.4% • Males: 72.3%
  14. 14. Unemployment: the US has a lower youth unemployment rate than the OECD average United States • 15.5% OECD average • 20.6%
  15. 15. Unemployment: the US has a lower unemployment rate for persons 15 and over than the OECD average United States • 7.4% OECD average • 8.8%
  16. 16. Environment: the US has one of the highest CO2 emissions per capita from fossil fuel combustion in the OECD United States • 17 tonnes of CO2 OECD average • 10 tonnes of CO2
  17. 17. Inequality: the US has nearly the highest ratio of inequality (as measured by the GINI) in the OECD United States • 0.38 OECD average • 0.31
  18. 18. List of country abbreviations AUS Australia AUT Austria BEL Belgium CAN Canada CHL Chile CZE Czech Republic DNK Denmark EST Estonia FIN Finland FRA France DEU Germany GRC Greece HUN Hungary ISL Iceland IRL Ireland ISR Israel ITA Italy JPN Japan JPN Japan KOR Korea LUX Luxembourg MEX Mexico NLD Netherlands NZL New Zealand NOR Norway POL Poland PRT Portugal SVK Slovak Republic SVN Slovenia ESP Spain SWE Sweden CHE Switzerland TUR Turkey GBR United Kingdom USA United States OECD OECD average
  19. 19. Compare your country data visualization tool OECD Economic Surveys: United States 2014 • Read this publication • Website with additional information Follow us on twitter: OECD Economics
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