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Labor > Rigidity of employment index > 0=less rigid to 100=more rigid: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The rigidity of employment index measures the regulation of employment, specifically the hiring and firing of workers and the rigidity of working hours. This index is the average of three subindexes: a difficulty of hiring index, a rigidity of hours index, and a difficulty of firing index. The index ranges from 0 to 100, with higher values indicating more rigid regulations.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Bolivia 77 2009
2 Venezuela 69 2009
3 Niger 68 2009
=4 Equatorial Guinea 66 2009
=4 Panama 66 2009
=6 Democratic Republic of the Congo 63 2009
=6 Congo, Republic of the 63 2009
8 Morocco 60 2009
=9 Sao Tome and Principe 59 2009
=9 Senegal 59 2009
11 Honduras 57 2009
=12 Paraguay 56 2009
=12 Luxembourg 56 2009
=12 Madagascar 56 2009
=15 Guinea-Bissau 54 2009
=15 Togo 54 2009
=15 Slovenia 54 2009
=15 Tanzania 54 2009
=19 Gabon 52 2009
=19 France 52 2009
21 Estonia 51 2009
=22 Croatia 50 2009
=22 Greece 50 2009
=22 Central African Republic 50 2009
=25 Spain 49 2009
=25 Tajikistan 49 2009
=27 Djibouti 46 2009
=27 Brazil 46 2009
=27 Romania 46 2009
=27 Cape Verde 46 2009
=27 Nepal 46 2009
32 Norway 44 2009
=33 Latvia 43 2009
=33 Pakistan 43 2009
=33 Portugal 43 2009
=36 Germany 42 2009
=36 Netherlands 42 2009
=38 Algeria 41 2009
=38 Mexico 41 2009
=38 Moldova 41 2009
=38 Sierra Leone 41 2009
=38 Finland 41 2009
=43 Comoros 40 2009
=43 Tunisia 40 2009
=43 Mozambique 40 2009
=43 Benin 40 2009
=43 Indonesia 40 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 39.16 2009
=48 Peru 39 2009
=48 Mauritania 39 2009
=48 Costa Rica 39 2009
=48 Cameroon 39 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 38.71 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 38.32 2009
=52 Russia 38 2009
=52 Sweden 38 2009
=52 Lithuania 38 2009
=52 Italy 38 2009
=52 Ecuador 38 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 36.4 2009
=57 Seychelles 36 2009
=57 Cambodia 36 2009
=57 Sudan 36 2009
=60 South Africa 35 2009
=60 Turkey 35 2009
=60 Serbia and Montenegro 35 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 34.36 2009
European Union average (profile) 34.22 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 33.93 2009
63 European Union 33.62 2009
failed states average (profile) 33.08 2009
=64 Chad 33 2009
=64 Cote d'Ivoire 33 2009
=64 Zimbabwe 33 2009
=64 Bosnia and Herzegovina 33 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 32.84 2009
=68 Uzbekistan 32 2009
=68 East Timor 32 2009
Europe average (profile) 31.2 2009
=70 Mali 31 2009
=70 Ukraine 31 2009
=70 China 31 2009
73 India 30 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 29.07 2009
74 Philippines 29 2009
=75 Burundi 28 2009
=75 Guatemala 28 2009
=75 Bangladesh 28 2009
=75 Ethiopia 28 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 27.68 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 27.41 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 27.33 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 27.2 2009
=79 Nicaragua 27 2009
=79 Ghana 27 2009
=79 The Gambia 27 2009
=79 Liberia 27 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 26.87 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 26.41 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 26.05 2009
South Asia average (profile) 25.6 2009
=83 Poland 25 2009
=83 Albania 25 2009
=83 Lebanon 25 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 24.18 2009
=86 Iraq 24 2009
=86 Austria 24 2009
=86 Cyprus 24 2009
=86 Jordan 24 2009
=86 El Salvador 24 2009
=86 Guinea 24 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 23.67 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 23.14 2009
=92 Hungary 22 2009
=92 Slovakia 22 2009
=94 Zambia 21 2009
=94 Iceland 21 2009
=94 Vietnam 21 2009
=94 Armenia 21 2009
=94 Argentina 21 2009
=94 Suriname 21 2009
=94 Dominican Republic 21 2009
=94 Malawi 21 2009
=94 Burkina Faso 21 2009
=103 Sri Lanka 20 2009
=103 Laos 20 2009
=103 Eritrea 20 2009
=103 Syria 20 2009
=103 Afghanistan 20 2009
=108 Guyana 19 2009
=108 Bulgaria 19 2009
=110 Kyrgyzstan 18 2009
=110 Uruguay 18 2009
=110 Chile 18 2009
=110 Maldives 18 2009
=110 Mauritius 18 2009
=115 Kazakhstan 17 2009
=115 Kiribati 17 2009
=115 Belgium 17 2009
=115 Mongolia 17 2009
=115 Kenya 17 2009
=115 Israel 17 2009
121 Japan 16 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 15.09 2009
=122 Grenada 15 2009
=122 Dominica 15 2009
=124 Puerto Rico 14 2009
=124 Solomon Islands 14 2009
=124 Lesotho 14 2009
=124 Vanuatu 14 2009
=128 Namibia 13 2009
=128 Oman 13 2009
=128 The Bahamas 13 2009
=128 Saudi Arabia 13 2009
=128 Botswana 13 2009
=128 Qatar 13 2009
=134 Belarus 11 2009
=134 Czech Republic 11 2009
=134 Thailand 11 2009
=137 Antigua and Barbuda 10 2009
=137 Haiti 10 2009
=137 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10 2009
=137 Azerbaijan 10 2009
=137 United Kingdom 10 2009
=137 Fiji 10 2009
=137 Colombia 10 2009
=137 Ireland 10 2009
=137 Malaysia 10 2009
=137 Bahrain 10 2009
=137 Swaziland 10 2009
148 Samoa 8 2009
=149 Bhutan 7 2009
=149 Switzerland 7 2009
=149 Tonga 7 2009
=149 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7 2009
=149 United Arab Emirates 7 2009
=149 New Zealand 7 2009
=149 Trinidad and Tobago 7 2009
=149 Denmark 7 2009
=149 Georgia 7 2009
=149 Belize 7 2009
=149 Rwanda 7 2009
=149 Nigeria 7 2009
=161 Jamaica 4 2009
=161 Papua New Guinea 4 2009
=161 Palau 4 2009
=161 Canada 4 2009
=165 Australia 0.0 2009
=165 Singapore 0.0 2009
=165 Kuwait 0.0 2009
=165 Marshall Islands 0.0 2009
=165 Brunei 0.0 2009
=165 Uganda 0.0 2009
=165 United States 0.0 2009
=165 Saint Lucia 0.0 2009

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