The 30 Best Countries in the World for LGBT Workers

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June is Pride Month and to celebrate the occasion we decided to take a look at the best countries around the world for LGBT workers.

In our LGBT Worldwide Workplace Index, we have reviewed several key factors including workplace discrimination laws, employee rights, minimum wage and the inclusion of the LGBT community in every country around the world to find the 30 best countries in the world for LGBT employees to work.

Topping our list as the best country for LGBT workers is Luxembourg which took the number one spot thanks to its anti-discrimination laws, high minimum wage, low unemployment rate and its recognition as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries according to the Gay Travel Index.

Other countries ranking highly on the index include Australia, New Zealand, Monaco and France. The UK also managed to place in the top 10, ranking at number 10.

You can view the full top 30 countries on the LGBT Worldwide Workplace Index below.

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Methodology

To compile our LGBT Worldwide Workplace Index, we analysed the following factors:

• LGBT Laws & Rights

• LGBT Employment Laws

• Minimum Wage

• Unemployment Rate

• Average Salary

• LGBT-Friendliness

For each category, every country was awarded a score from 0-3, with 3 being the best score. This score was based on a weighted ranking for each category.

The category scores were added together to find each country’s total index score, with a total of 18 being the highest possible result.

The top 30 scoring countries were awarded a spot on the LGBT Worldwide Workplace Index. The full results for each country can be viewed below:

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Full calculation data is available upon request.

 

Sources:


https://data.oecd.org/emp/employment-rate.htm

https://www.worlddata.info/average-income.php

https://www.scribd.com/document/352797796/Stonewall

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/full-list-top-100-employers-2018

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/sites/default/files/argentina_global_workplace_briefing_2016.pdf

https://spartacus.gayguide.travel/gaytravelindex_2018.pdf

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/what-you-need-to-know-about-lgbt-rights-in-11-maps/

https://www.equalitylaw.eu/downloads/4468-malta-country-report-gender-equality-2017-pdf-1-26-mb

https://www.stat.ee/news-release-2018-059

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_countries_by_average_wage

https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/observatories/eurwork/articles/austria-social-partners-agree-on-eu1500-monthly-minimum-wage-for-all-sectors

http://www.mlsi.gov.cy/mlsi/dlr/dlr.nsf/All/F039CE17CA09933AC2257A9300246936

https://tradingeconomics.com/cyprus/wages

https://tradingeconomics.com/ecuador/wages

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