Zambia: Labor freedom

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Labor freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 42
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 2005 - 2023
 Average 50
 Min - Max 42 - 58
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Zambia from 2005 to 2023. The average value for Zambia during that period was 50 points with a minimum of 42 points in 2022 and a maximum of 58 points in 2013. The latest value from 2023 is 42 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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Zambia - Labor freedom - recent values

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The Labor Freedom index for Zambia from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in Zambia, 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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