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Annual Wage as a Percentage of Per Capita GDP

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Annual Wage as a Percentage of Per Capita GDP

Country

Industry

Rate

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Annual Wages
($)
($)GDP per capita (World Bank)

Ratio

Guatemala Apparel $25/ week 1 1250 1660 0.75
Indonesia Shoes $.22/hour 2 550 580 0.95
Honduras Apparel $.38/hour 3 950 760 1.25
Vietnam Shoes $1.67/ day 4 500 370 1.35
United
States
Apparel $6.50/hour 5 17000 30600 0.56
Textiles $8.45/ hour 5 22000 30600 0.72
Agriculture $6.70/ hour 5 17400 30600 0.57
Based on 6 day, 50 hour week
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2 “A World of Sweatshops.” Business Week, n3706 (November 6, 2000):84-86
3 “The ill-suited investors.” Corporate Location (Nov/Dec 1996):26-28
4 “Nike battles backlash from overseas sweatshops” Marketing News v32, n23 (Nov 9 1998)
5 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics