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Workers' gender pay gap continued to narrow in the industrial sector

Helsinki (05.12.2012 - Juhani Artto) In the second quarter 2012 the average wages for female workers in Finnish industry were 85.2 per cent of average wages for male workers. In the last two years the gap has slightly narrowed and is now marginally narrower 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

18.42

rubber industry 17.63
16.98 paper industry
 chemical industry 16.92
MEN'S AVERAGE 16.68
glass & ceramic industry 16.54
technology industry 16.51
16.38 rubber industry
energy supply 16.34
construction material industry 16.15
sawmills and chipboard industry 15.64
15.43 sawmills and chipboard industry
14.92 construction material industry
board&paper product industry 14.74
14.61 glass & ceramic industry
14.21 WOMEN'S AVERAGE
14.17 technology industry
13.99 chemical industry
13.94 board&paper product industry
textile, garment, shoe, leather 13.87
joinery industry 13.85
13.46 energy supply
13.00 joinery industry
12.00 textile, garment, shoe, leather

Source: Palkkatyöläinen 5-2012 

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