Wages in selected economic branches

There are observable wage gaps between women and men across all branches of the economy. In addition, wages vary considerably from one branch to another. In the economic branches with the lowest wages, the wage gap between women and men ranges between 5% and 25%. The wage gap is small in the branch of accommodation and food service activities, in which 56% of the workforce is female. It is wide in manufacture of textiles and apparel, with a comparable female workforce of 61%. Also in the highest-paying industrial branches high wage gaps are present: women earn between 8% and 31% less than men.

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