LMI Database



The LMI Database is a panel database containing labour market regulations in low-, middle- and high-income countries. The database contains information on minimum wage regulations, unemployment insurance systems and employment protection legislation. The main topics discussed are: - minimum wages; - unemployment benefits; - employment protection. The aim of this database is to fill part of the gap in data coverage facilitating consistent comparative analysis of labour market institutions in developing countries.

Data Providers

IMF in cooperation with the Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti

Data Collection

Periodicity of collection


Type of information available

  • Text Documents Available
  • Indicators available
  • Guidelines for use available
  • Search or browse function available online


Freely accessible without registration

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