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2021.06.18 16:00

Lithuania's gender pay gap narrows to 12.1 percent

BNS2021.06.18 16:00

The gender pay gap in Lithuania narrowed by 0.3 percentage point last year, to 12.1 percent, according to the latest figures from Statistics Lithuania.

The biggest pay difference for men and women last year was recorded in finance and insurance, 33.8 percent, followed by the information and communication sector (28.8 percent) and healthcare and social work (27.1 percent).

In transport and warehousing as well as construction sectors, women were paid more, on average, by 3.5 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively.

According to the statistical office, the gender pay gap had to do with social and economic factors: the number of men and women working in specific sectors, their profession, education, age, record of work and other reasons.

The gender pay gap across the EU stood at 14.1 percent in 2019, down 0.3 percentage point from 2018.

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