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AP's Global Economy Tracker at a glance

The United States is outpacing most rich countries in economic growth. But the U.S. job market is far weaker. How the Group of Seven wealthy countries rank in growth and job creation since the Great Recession began at the end of 2007:

The United States is outpacing most rich countries in economic growth. But the U.S. job market is far weaker. How the Group of Seven wealthy countries rank in growth and job creation since the Great Recession began at the end of 2007:

Economic growth (Change in gross domestic product from fourth-quarter 2007 to fourth-quarter 2010):

— Canada: +1.2 percent

— United States: 0.0 percent

— Germany: 0.0 percent

— France: -1.0 percent

Japan: -3.9 percent

— Britain: -4.1 percent

— Italy: -4.8 percent

Jobs (change in payrolls from December 2007 to September 2010, which is the most recent month for which numbers are available for all G-7 countries)

— Germany: +1.6 percent

— Canada: +0.9 percent

— Britain: -1.1 percent

— Italy: -2.4 percent

— Japan: -2.4 percent

— France: -2.7 percent

— United States: -5.9 percent

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