Hong Kong: Labor freedom

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 Hong Kong

Labor freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 89
 Year 2020
 Measure points
 Data availability 2005 - 2020
 Average 89
 Min - Max 86 - 96
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Hong Kong from 2005 to 2020. The average value for Hong Kong during that period was 89 points with a minimum of 86 points in 2007 and a maximum of 96 points in 2014. The latest value from 2020 is 89 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 181 countries is 59 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Hong Kong - Labor freedom - historical chart - 2005-2020




The Labor Freedom index for Hong Kong from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in Hong Kong, including the minimum wage; laws inhibiting layoffs; severance requirements; and the regulatory burdens on hiring.
Definition: The Labor freedom index is composed of six quantitative factors: ratio of minimum wage to the average value added per worker, hindrance to hiring additional workers, rigidity of hours, difficulty of firing redundant employees, legally mandated notice period, and mandatory severance pay. The index is based on data collected in connection with the World Bank’s Doing Business study.

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