Zimbabwe: Labor freedom

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 Zimbabwe

Labor freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 33
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 2005 - 2024
 Average 37
 Min - Max 22 - 52
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Zimbabwe from 2005 to 2024. The average value for Zimbabwe during that period was 37 points with a minimum of 22 points in 2013 and a maximum of 52 points in 2008. The latest value from 2024 is 33 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 Zimbabwe from the Heritage Foundation reflects the various aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of the labor market in Zimbabwe, 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 20 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 20 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 79 2024 points
 Business freedom 39 2024 points
 Labor freedom 33 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 0.00 2024 points
 Trade freedom 50 2024 points
 Investment freedom 25 2024 points
 Financial freedom 10 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 38 2024 index points
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