Economic Outcomes
  Tax Wedge Married Unemployment (2004) GDP Growth (2004) Income Inequality
Sweden 42.4 6.4 3.7 24.3
France 41.7 9.6 2.3  27.3
Germany 35.7 9.5 1.6  27.7
Italy 35.2 8 1.2  34.7
EU-15 31.6 8.1 2.1  28.9*
Denmark  29.6 5.4 2.1  22.5
Norway 29.6 4.4 2.8  26.1
UK 27.1 4.7 3.2  32.6
US 11.9 5.5 4.2  35.7
* EU-14 (not Belgium)
Bolded figures were better than EU-15 average
Tax Wedge: Income tax plus employee and employer contributions less cash benefits as a % of labour costs
Source: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/50/39/36371872.pdf
Unemployment: http://hermia.sourceoecd.org/pdf/fact2006pdf/05-02-01.pdf
GDP Growth: http://thesius.sourceoecd.org/pdf/fact2006pdf/02-02-01.pdf
Bivariate Correlations  
TW: GDP Growth -0.47
TW: Unemployment 0.56
TW: Income Inequality -0.55