Japanese men still earn more than women, but a new survey shows that the gender wage gap is narrower than ever.
Labor ministry officials who ran a national survey of entities with 10 or more employees found that last year, average monthly pay excluding overtime was about 2,700 dollars. That’s unchanged from 2015 in yen terms.
The average men’s wage was nearly 3,000 dollars. Women took home some 800 dollars less.
Ministry officials say the gap is the smallest in the past 40 years. They put down the change to the growing number of women filling administrative positions and having longer careers.
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