SSB: The wage gap between women and men in Norway increased in 2020

Kroner dollar euroPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB
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In 2020, women in Norway earned an average of 87.5% of what men did. The difference has increased by 0.2 percentage points, according to Statistics Norway (SSB).

At the same time, the SSB points out a paradox in the figures, namely that the difference has been reduced in all sectors.

“The reason for this apparent paradox is that we have witnessed a slight increase in the number of jobs in both the state and the municipalities. 

“This is in contrast to the private sector, where the number of jobs has been reduced and therefore has a smaller impact on the statistics as a whole,” the SSB writes, linking the development to coronavirus measures.

In 2020, women had an average monthly salary of NOK 45,190, while men had an average monthly salary of NOK 51,630.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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