Special Report

The World’s Most (and Least) Competitive Economies

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15. France
> Score: 78.8 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $2.6 trillion
> Unemployment rate: 9.1%
> Patent applications: 145.9 per million residents

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14. Canada
> Score: 79.6 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $1.6 trillion
> Unemployment rate: 6.1%
> Patent applications: 105.8 per million residents

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13. Korea, Rep.
> Score: 79.6 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $1.9 trillion
> Unemployment rate: 3.7%
> Patent applications: 461.2 per million residents

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12. Taiwan, China
> Score: 80.2 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $1.1 trillion
> Unemployment rate: N/A
> Patent applications: 447.4 per million residents

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11. Finland
> Score: 80.2 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $228.0 billion
> Unemployment rate: 7.3%
> Patent applications: 255.3 per million residents