New Zealand: Labor freedom

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 New Zealand

Labor freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 72
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 2005 - 2023
 Average 87
 Min - Max 71 - 93
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 2005 to 2023. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 87 points with a minimum of 71 points in 2022 and a maximum of 93 points in 2006. The latest value from 2023 is 72 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 New Zealand from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in New Zealand, 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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 Property rights 88 2023 points
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 Trade freedom 90 2023 points
 Investment freedom 70 2023 points
 Financial freedom 80 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 79 2023 index points
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