These Are the World’s Most Miserable Economies – Bloomberg Business

Elsewhere in the world, the picture isn’t quite as bleak. There were success stories last year, with Poland ranking No. 42 on the scale, versus a No. 19 spot initially projected at the start of 2015, in part due to lower-than-expected joblessness. But 2016 might see Poland climb the misery index amid an increasingly uncertain fiscal and economic outlook (including a possible debt downgrade) caused by the new ruling party’s costly campaign promises.
The world’s happiest economies this year will look similar to last year’s rankings. Thailand, in part due to unique structural issues that allow more people to count as employed, will stay as least miserable. Singapore, for which survey data is newly available this year, will debut at second-best. Switzerland, Taiwan and Japan will keep top-five status from 2015.

via These Are the World’s Most Miserable Economies – Bloomberg Business.


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