Samoa: Labor freedom

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 Samoa

Labor freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 71
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 2009 - 2024
 Average 77
 Min - Max 71 - 82
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Samoa from 2009 to 2024. The average value for Samoa during that period was 77 points with a minimum of 71 points in 2023 and a maximum of 82 points in 2011. The latest value from 2024 is 71 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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The Labor Freedom index for Samoa from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in Samoa, 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 30 2024 points
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