Special Report

The World’s Most (and Least) Competitive Economies

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20. Israel
> Score: 76.7 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $299.8 billion
> Unemployment rate: 3.9%
> Patent applications: 202.5 per million residents

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19. New Zealand
> Score: 76.7 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $175.8 billion
> Unemployment rate: 4.8%
> Patent applications: 55.8 per million residents

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18. Luxembourg
> Score: 77.0 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $57.1 billion
> Unemployment rate: 5.4%
> Patent applications: 127.5 per million residents

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17. Norway
> Score: 78.1 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $351.9 billion
> Unemployment rate: 4.0%
> Patent applications: 113.7 per million residents

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16. Australia
> Score: 78.7 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $1.2 trillion
> Unemployment rate: 5.3%
> Patent applications: 63.3 per million residents