Switzerland: Labor freedom

(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Switzerland: Labor freedom index (0-100)

: For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for Switzerland from 2005 to 2019. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 79 points with a minumum of 72 points in 2016 and a maximum of 88 points in 2011. 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 Switzerland from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in Switzerland, 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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