The Great Recession of 2008/09 delivered the worst blow to the global economy since the 1930s. But in a few nations, 2012 is turning out to be worse than 2009 in terms of economic growth. Europe's debt crisis, the general slowing of the world economy, and domestic political troubles have played a role in undercutting 2012 growth for one or more of these four nations. Can you guess who they are?
The economy added 166,000 jobs in September, coming in well below estimates, according to ADP's monthly jobs report. The ADP numbers carry more weight this month, since the government shutdown is likely to prevent the BLS from releasing the nonfarm payrolls count Friday.
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