Panama: Labor freedom

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 Panama

Labor freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 62
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 2005 - 2024
 Average 46
 Min - Max 39 - 62
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Panama from 2005 to 2024. The average value for Panama during that period was 46 points with a minimum of 39 points in 2014 and a maximum of 62 points in 2022. The latest value from 2024 is 62 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 174 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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Panama - Labor freedom - recent values

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The Labor Freedom index for Panama from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in Panama, 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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 Investment freedom 75 2024 points
 Financial freedom 70 2024 points
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