|Capital City||Washington, DC|
|Labour Force Participation Rate||62.6%|
|Area||9,833,517 sq km|
|Number of States||50|
All figures are in percentages.
- 2nd largest according to Purchasing Power Parity
- 2nd largest manufacturer
- 2nd largest trading nation
- 3rd largest producer of oil and natural gas
- World’s most influential markets
As one of the largest economies globally, the country’s GDP has grown exponentially in the previous years. More immigrants have been attracted to the country’s vast natural resources including large land mass, coastline, farmland, water, oil, coal and gas that contribute to a diverse population and unique cultural heritage.
Significant Industries and Sectors
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (2012) has projected the U.S industries that will grow exponentially in the next decade. The following list shows the industries that are expected to be responsible for the employment of over 20M jobs across U.S by 2020.
|Industry||Annual Job Growth|
|1||Community and vocational rehabilitation services||2.9%|
|2||Facilities support services||2.9%|
|3||Scientific and technical services||2.9%|
|4||Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment Rental and Leasing||2.9%|
|8||Ambulatory care services||3.2%|
|9||Cement and concrete product manufacturing||3.2%|
|10||Computer systems design and related services||3.9%|
|11||Engineered wood product manufacturing||3.9%|
|13||Individual and family services||5.5%|
|14||Home healthcare services||6.1%|
Observatory of Economic Complexity (2012) has listed the top 10 exports of United States.
|Rank||Product||In Million USD|
|5||Gas turbines||28 953|
|8||Medical Instruments||19 784|
As a member of several International Trade Agreement, U.S ensures a seamless negotiation to maintain a mutually beneficial agreement with its trading partners. Some of the country’s largest trading partners include Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.
- Organisation of American States
- Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America
World Heritage Properties
Back in 1972, United States has ratified a convention that allows national parks to be established across the world. The proposal of World Heritage Convention to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has promoted preserving cultural heritage around the world.
America has 21 listed World Heritage properties
US Department of State
Bureau of Labor Statistics