Estonia has biggest pay gap in the EU eighth year in a row ({{commentsTotal}})

The Labour Inspectorate would analyze tax data, and conduct audits where necessary.
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Estonia has the biggest gender pay gap in the EU for the eighth year in a row, according to Eurostat data.

According to Eurostat’s most recent statistics, men’s and women’s average wages differed by 28.3 percent in Estonia, reported ETV’s news broadcast “Aktuaalne kaamera.”

In 2007, the difference was 30 percent, and the smallest pay gap so far has been 26.5 percent, in 2009.

The average across the EU, 16 percent, was thus almost half of what it was in Estonia in 2014.

According to data from last spring, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany were in slightly better shape than Estonia, with a wage gap of approximately 22 percent; the smallest gap between male and female wages was to be found in Slovenia, at 2.9 percent. Malta, Poland and Luxembourg were also near the top of the latter list.

Editor: Editor: Aili Sarapik



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