United States: jurisdiction facts

Useful facts and figures about the United States.


The US has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world. The onrush of technology largely explains the gradual development of a ‘two-tier labour market’ in which those at the bottom lack the education and the professional/technical skills of those at the top and fail to get comparable pay raises, health insurance coverage and other benefits.
Long-term problems include inadequate investment in economic infrastructure, rapidly rising medical and pension costs of an

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