Gender pay gap averages 17.8% across European Union

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The 2006 pay review by the EIRO industrial relations observatory includes a section on the gender pay gap and indicates a small increase in the average gap across the EU, up from 17.5% to 17.8%. The New Member States Malta and Slovenia appear to have the smallest pay gaps at 4.0% and 6.9% respectively while Germany and Greece have the largest gaps (26.0% and 25.5%). [Read more at > EIRO (EN)->http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/2006/06/update/tn0606101u.html#4]