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Gender pay gap at lowest level yet

The gender pay gap has fallen to its lowest level yet, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported.
In the year to April 2018, the gap for full-time workers was 8.6% - down from 9.1% in the previous year.
In other words, the average female employee now earns 8.6% less than the average man.
However, campaigners said the rate of improvement was too slow and was a missed opportunity for the economy.
The extent of the pay gap varies according to age, with older female workers much more likely to be underpaid in comparison.
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