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Workers' gender pay gap narrowed in the industrial sector

Helsinki (29.12.2011 - Juhani Artto) In the second quarter 2011 the average wages for female workers in Finnish industry were 84.9 per cent of average wages for male workers. In one year the gap has slightly narrowed but it was marginally larger than in the fourth quarter 2006. In the second quarter 2002 the corresponding figure was 80.5 per cent.

men

EUR/
hour

women
paper industry

17.96

rubber industry 16.97
16.48 paper industry
 chemical industry 16.34
glass & ceramic industry 16.26
MEN'S AVERAGE 16.14
technology industry 15.93
construction material industry 15.80
graphical industry 15.74
energy supply 15.67
15.67 rubber industry
sawmills and chipboard industry 15.31
15.12 sawmills and chipboard industry
14.18 construction material industry
14.15 glass & ceramic industry
board&paper product industry 13.93
13.70 WOMEN'S AVERAGE
13.69 technology industry
13.50 chemical industry
joinery industry 13.37
13.26 graphical industry
13.23 board&paper product industry
textile, garment, shoe, leather 13.20
13.09 energy supply
12.67 joinery industry
11.51 textile, garment, shoe, leather

Source: Palkkatyöläinen 5-2011 

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