Firing Costs (Weeks of Wages)

Based on a comparison of 74 countries in 2009, Ghana ranked the highest in Firing Costs (Weeks of Wages) with 178 weeks followed by Egypt and Indonesia. On the other end of the scale was Austria with 2.00 weeks, Singapore with 4.00 weeks and Australia with 4.00 weeks.

Average Firing Costs (Weeks of Wages) reached 51.2 weeks in 2009 in the World. This is 0.466 % less than in the previous year and % the same as 10 years ago.

Historically, average Firing Costs (Weeks of Wages) reached an all time high of 52.2 weeks in 2005 and an all time low of 50.0 weeks in 2003. The average annual growth amounted to 0.375 % since 2003.

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Countries Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Albania weeks 47.0 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0    
Algeria weeks 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0    
Argentina weeks 182 182 165 139 139    
Armenia weeks 17.0 17.0 17.0 13.0 13.0    
Australia weeks 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00    
Austria weeks 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00    
Azerbaijan weeks 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0    
Belarus weeks 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0    
Belgium weeks 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0    
Bosnia and Herzegovina weeks 31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0    
Brazil weeks 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0    
Bulgaria weeks 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00    
Canada weeks 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0    
Chile weeks 52.0 52.0 52.0 52.0 52.0    
China weeks 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0    
Colombia weeks 59.0 59.0 59.0 59.0 59.0    
Croatia weeks 69.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Czech Republic weeks 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0    
Egypt weeks 123 132 132 132 132    
Estonia weeks 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
European Union weeks 27.0 27.4 27.4 27.9 28.3    
Finland weeks 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0    
France weeks 32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0    
Georgia weeks 22.0 22.0 4.00 4.00 4.00    
Germany weeks 69.0 69.0 69.0 69.0 69.0    
Ghana weeks 178 178 178 178 178    
Greece weeks 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0    
Hungary weeks 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Iceland weeks ... 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0    
India weeks 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0    
Indonesia weeks 108 108 108 108 108    
Iran weeks 87.0 87.0 87.0 87.0 87.0    
Ireland weeks 13.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 18.0    
Israel weeks 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0    
Italy weeks 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00    
Japan weeks 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00    
Kazakhstan weeks 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00    
Kenya weeks 47.0 47.0 47.0 47.0 47.0    
Kyrgyzstan weeks 22.0 22.0 17.0 17.0 17.0    
Latvia weeks 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0    
Lithuania weeks 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0    
Luxembourg weeks ... ... ... 39.0 39.0    
Macedonia weeks 48.0 35.0 35.0 26.0 26.0    
Malaysia weeks 75.0 75.0 75.0 75.0 75.0    
Mexico weeks 52.0 52.0 52.0 52.0 52.0    
Moldova weeks 22.0 29.0 29.0 29.0 37.0    
Mongolia weeks 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00    
Montenegro weeks ... ... 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Morocco weeks 54.0 54.0 85.0 85.0 85.0    
Netherlands weeks 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0    
Nigeria weeks 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0    
Norway weeks 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0    
Pakistan weeks 90.0 90.0 90.0 90.0 90.0    
Peru weeks 52.0 52.0 52.0 52.0 52.0    
Philippines weeks 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0    
Poland weeks 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0    
Portugal weeks 95.0 95.0 95.0 95.0 95.0    
Romania weeks 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 8.00    
Russia weeks 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0    
Serbia weeks 17.0 17.0 17.0 25.0 25.0    
Singapore weeks 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00    
Slovakia weeks 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 26.0    
Slovenia weeks 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
South Africa weeks 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0    
South Korea weeks 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0    
Spain weeks 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0    
Sweden weeks 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0    
Switzerland weeks 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0    
Tajikistan weeks ... ... 30.0 30.0 30.0    
Thailand weeks 54.0 54.0 54.0 54.0 54.0    
Turkey weeks 95.0 95.0 95.0 95.0 95.0    
Ukraine weeks 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0    
United Kingdom weeks 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0    
Uzbekistan weeks 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0    
Vietnam weeks 87.0 87.0 87.0 87.0 87.0    
World weeks 50.0 51.1 52.2 52.1 51.5