Think the U.S. is in a slump? Check out the World GDP numbers for 2009. The U.S. percentage of output has remained remarkably stable, even with recent economic troubles, even with spikes in contributions by so-called "Asian tigers" (rrrarr!)—India, China, and the like. But on a per-person, level how does the output of workers in other countries stack up against the output of U.S. laborers? FastCompany.com adjusted for population and crunched the data.
Infographic: Rob Vargas