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ONS stats show gender pay gap increase to 18.4%

Makbool Javaid

Latest ONS statistics show that in April 2017, the gender pay gap (for median earnings) for full-time employees decreased to 9.1%, from 9.4% in 2016. This is the lowest since the survey began in 1997, where the gender pay gap was 17.4%. For part-time employees the gender pay gap moved closer to zero, from negative 6.1% in April 2016 to negative 5.1% in April 2017, as earnings for part-time men increased by more than for women. The net gender pay gap for all employees shows a marginal increase from 18.2% in 2016 to 18.4% in 2017.

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