Wage gap for women and employees in eastern Germany keeps shrinking

(GermanPolicy.com) – The wage gap between East and West Germany decreased slightly in 2020. In the new Federal States, the average gross wage per month for full-time employment was 2,890 Euros, below that in the west, where 3,540 Euros were paid. The difference was 49 Euros less than in 2019. The gender pay gap fell from 443 euros to 394 euros. Women earned 54 euros more in 2020 than in 2019. A spokesman from the opposition in the German Bundestag called for more commitment to structurally weak regions.

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