Wage inequality: women earned 19.6% less than men in 2016

Neuch√Ętel, 31.01.2019 - Two out of three full-time jobs paying a gross monthly wage of less than CHF 4000 were held by women in 2016. Wage inequality between women and men has gradually fallen from 21.3% in 2012 to 19.5% in 2014. In 2016, the difference was 19.6%. 42.9% of the pay gap remains unexplained, according to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

Address for enquiries

Didier Froidevaux, FSO, Salaries and Working Conditions, tel.: +41 58 463 67 56,
e-mail: didier.froidevaux@bfs.admin.ch


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