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Reduced gap in employment rates between men and women in the EU27

Share of part-time employment for women four times higher than for men

In 2007 in the EU27, the employment rate was 72.5% for men and 58.3% for women, compared with 70.7% and 53.6% respectively in 2000. This means that employment rates for both men and women have increased over this period, and that the difference in rates between men and women has narrowed from 17.1 percentage points in 2000 to 14.2 pp in 2007.

This information comes from a report published by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, based on the results of the 2007 Labour Force Survey.

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