ECONOMY

Pay gap rises for first time in 15 years

2:31 min
  • The latest labour market statistics show a widening of the gender pay gap for the first time in 15 years.

  • Men on average get paid ten per cent more than women and this gap widened by 0.2 percentage points in 2021.

  • The change is due to which jobs were lost due to the pandemic says John Ekberg at the Swedish National Mediation Office, which is responsible for gathering the data.