Gender pay gap remains worst for women in WA despite uptick in those working, report finds

Gender pay gap remains worst for women in WA despite uptick in those working, report finds

Women are participating in the workforce at a higher rate than ever before in Western Australia but they still face the biggest gender pay gap in the country, a report has found.

The WA government’s 2022 Women’s Report Card — which measures the health, safety, economic independence and leadership opportunities of the state’s women — says female participation in the workforce is the highest it has ever been.

The report shows female participation in the workforce has reached 64.5 per cent, a rise of more than 3 per cent since 2007.

Among these working women, just over 50 per cent are employed full-time, compared with 82.6 per cent of men.

Female participation in the WA workforce is up to more than 64 per cent, the report says.(ABC News: Cason Ho)

The report also reveals changing attitudes on gender roles.

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