These Economies Are Getting More Miserable This Year

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Venezuela tops the list once again, but it’s the moves in the middle that matter

If 2016 was the year of political shocks, this year could be when we find how they’ll impact the global economy.

Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which combines countries’ 2017 inflation and unemployment outlooks, aims to show us just that.

Mez 1aFor the third year in a row, Venezuela’s economic and political problems make it the most miserable in the ranking.

The least miserable country is once again Thailand — in large part due to its unique way of calculating employment — and the rest of the ladder features noteworthy moves by the U.K., Poland and Mexico, to name a…

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