UK’s gender wage gap narrows to record low: How does it fare where you live?

The UK’s gender wage gap narrowed to a record low this year  but women still earn 9.4 per cent less than men, with big discrepancies still existing in some parts of the country.

A full-time worker in 2016 earns an average wage of £13.59 per hour, according to the latest edition of the Office for National Statistics’ Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings.

This is an increase of 2.2 per cent compared with the equivalent figure in 2015 and of 1.9 per cent after adjusting for inflation.

For women working full time the average weekly wage stood at £12.82, 9.4 per cent less than the average of £14.16 earned by men working full time.

This is the narrowest gender wage gap on record, down from 17.4 per cent in 1997.

Click on the link below to read the full article on how the gender wage gap is narrowing, and to see if it fares where you live?


Source: The Telegraph – Patrick Scott – 26th October 2016


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