Special Report

The World’s Most (and Least) Competitive Economies

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10. Denmark
> Score: 81.2 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $267.8 billion
> Unemployment rate: 4.8%
> Patent applications: 207.6 per million residents

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9. United Kingdom
> Score: 81.2 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $2.7 trillion
> Unemployment rate: 3.8%
> Patent applications: 101.8 per million residents

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8. Sweden
> Score: 81.2 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $481.8 billion
> Unemployment rate: 6.8%
> Patent applications: 256.3 per million residents

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7. Germany
> Score: 81.8 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $3.9 trillion
> Unemployment rate: 3.2%
> Patent applications: 292.1 per million residents

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6. Japan
> Score: 82.3 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $5.0 trillion
> Unemployment rate: 2.4%
> Patent applications: 490.3 per million residents