Pay gap between black and white workers

10 March 2016

It seems that the more qualifications a black worker has, the greater the pay gap they face...

It seems that the more qualifications a black worker has, the greater the pay gap they face.

The Trade Union Congress has analysed figures taken from the Office for National Statistics Labour Force Survey from 2014 and 2015. It’s found that black workers who had GCSEs were paid 11.4% less on average than white workers with GCSEs. That percentage rose to 14.3% in the case of A-levels. Black workers with degrees were paid on average £4.30 an hour less than white graduates; that’s a pay gap of 23%.

If we thought we were getting there on equality, clearly there’s plenty more to do.


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