Special Report

The World’s Most (and Least) Competitive Economies

Most Competitive Economies in the World

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25. United Arab Emirates
> Score: 75.0 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $643.3 billion
> Unemployment rate: 2.6%
> Patent applications: 3.9 per million residents

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24. Ireland
> Score: 75.1 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $343.0 billion
> Unemployment rate: 5.3%
> Patent applications: 84.1 per million residents

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23. Spain
> Score: 75.3 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $1.7 trillion
> Unemployment rate: 14.7%
> Patent applications: 28.9 per million residents

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22. Belgium
> Score: 76.4 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $489.4 billion
> Unemployment rate: 6.4%
> Patent applications: 114.3 per million residents

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21. Austria
> Score: 76.6 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $411.8 billion
> Unemployment rate: 4.6%
> Patent applications: 234.3 per million residents