How the French economy compares to Germany's, UK's

A look at how the struggling French economy compares to Germany's and Britain's

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- Here's how the struggling French economy stacks up compared to Germany's and Britain's:

How Europe's Top Economies Compare
France Germany Britain
Gross Domestic Product (2012) 2 trillion euros ($2.7 trillion) 2.6 trillion euros ($3.3 trillion) 1.9 trillion euros ($2.4 trillion)
Manufacturing as a percentageof GDP (2009) 10.7 percent 19.3 percent 11.0 percent
Growth rate(2012) 0.0 percent 0.7 percent 0.3 percent
Unemployment Rate 11 percent (March) Germany: 5.4 percent (March) Britain: 7.7 percent (February)
Top Corporate Income Tax Rate (2012) 36.1 percent 29.8 percent 24.0 percent
Top Personal Income Tax Rate (2012) 46.8 percent 47.5 percent 50.0 percent
Average Hourly Labor Costs (2012) 34.20 euros ($44.01)Of which 33.6 percent is taxes 30.40 euros ($39.12)Of which 21.9 percent is taxes 21.60 euros ($27.80)Of which 15.1 percent is taxes
Average Retirement Age (Men, 2011) 59.1 61.9 63.6
Average Annual Wages(2011) 34,284 euros ($47,704) 33,766 euros ($46,984) 36,197 euros ($50,366)
Average Working Week (Full-time workers, 2012) 41.1 hours 41.9 hours 42.8 hours
Stock Index over the past 10 years CAC-40: +37 percent DAX: +197 percent FTSE 100: +68 percent
Sources: Eurostat, World Bank, OECD, FactSet

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