Ireland: Labor freedom

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 Ireland

Labor freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 61
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 2005 - 2023
 Average 76
 Min - Max 61 - 81
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 2005 to 2023. The average value for Ireland during that period was 76 points with a minimum of 61 points in 2022 and a maximum of 81 points in 2007. The latest value from 2023 is 61 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 179 countries is 56 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Ireland - Labor freedom - recent values

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Ireland - Labor freedom - historical chart - 2005-2023




The Labor Freedom index for Ireland from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in Ireland, 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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 Financial freedom 70 2023 points
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