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Women in the EU earned on average 16% less than men in 2016

Women in the EU earned on average 16% less than men in 2016

In 2016, the unadjusted gender pay gap stood at just over 16% in the European Union (EU). In other words, women earned on average 84 cents for every euro a man makes per hour. Across Member States, the gender pay gap in 2016 ranged from just over 5% in Romania and Italy, to more than 25% in Estonia, followed by the Czech Republic and Germany (both almost 22%).

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Release date: 07/03/2018

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Product Code: 3-07032018-BP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases