Briefing 59: There are more low-paid workers in the UK than in other advanced economies

A higher percentage of workers earn less than two thirds of median full-time pay in the UK than in most other developed countries

There are more low-paid workers in the UK than in other advanced economies

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Explaining the data

This data is taken from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development database via http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DatasetCode=AV_AN_WAGE. Figures are for 2012 and 2013, and are the most recent available for each country. More detailed figures on UK employment are available from the Office for National Statistics ‘jobs statistics’ at http://ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Job+Statistics#tab-data-tables

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