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Norway

#7 Norway

Ranks 15th for education, 6th for health, 5th for its workforce, and 8th for enabling environment.

Both Norway's health-care system and workforce are world-class. In particular, it has one of the world's lowest gender gaps, a proven ability to attract and retain talent, and a vibrant scientific community.

These 10 countries have the best workers in the world

In a new report ranking countries around the globe on their workers' potential, the World Economic Forum argues that the health of a nation's workforce "can be a more important determinant  of its long-term economic success than virtually any  other resource." The rankings are based on four factors: education, health, workforce, and enabling environment. Education measures the quality of schools and the achievement of students to get a sense of how both current and future workers have been educated. Health measures physical and mental well-being from childhood through old age.

Here are the 10 countries with the best workers, based on all of those factors.