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Employment gap between men and women stands at 20% in Italy, highest in Europe

by Claudio Celio

Gender Emplyoment Gap in major countries of the Eurozone

From 2005 to 2015 - In % (Source: Eurostat )

Italy is the European country – not counting Malta – where the employment gap between men and women is widest. In 2015, according to the indicator published by Eurostat, this gap amounted to 20% in Italy, slightly up from 19.4% in 2014.

Among major European countries, Italy’s gender employment gap is far wider than anywhere else. In Spain, the difference in employed men and women currently stands at 11.2%, down from 24.7% in 2005. In France in 2015 this percentage was down at 7.2%, whereas Germany has gone from 12.5% in 2005 to 8.7% in 2015.