(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
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Micronesia: Labor freedom index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for Micronesia from 2009 to 2020. The average value for Micronesia during that period was 78 points with a minimum of 67 points in 2018 and a maximum of 84 points in 2012.
The latest value from 2020 is 78 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 182
countries is 59 points.
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The Labor Freedom index for Micronesia from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in Micronesia, 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.