NSW leads on closing the gender pay gap

According to the WGEA……

The pay disparity between men and women in NSW shrank more than in any state last year, helping to reduce the Australia-wide gender pay gap to the narrowest it’s been in over a decade.

The average weekly base salary of women working full-time was 15.3 per cent less than the average weekly base salary of male full-timers in November 2017, analysis of Bureau of Statistics data by the federal Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA) shows.

That discrepancy in favour of men – known as the gender pay gap – was 0.6 of a percentage point lower than a year earlier and the smallest since 2005.

The decline was driven by NSW where the gender pay gap narrowed by 1.4 percentage points – the biggest fall in any state – to 14.3 per cent.

Read the SMH story here.

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