Latvia: Labor freedom

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Labor freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 63
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 2005 - 2023
 Average 66
 Min - Max 59 - 74
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Latvia from 2005 to 2023. The average value for Latvia during that period was 66 points with a minimum of 59 points in 2010 and a maximum of 74 points in 2021. The latest value from 2023 is 63 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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The Labor Freedom index for Latvia from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in Latvia, 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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