Report: Employee jobs paid below the living wage 2021
- Workers from racialised groups (19.4%) are more likely to earn below the real Living Wage than white workers (16.3%)
- women (20.4 percent) are more likely to earn below the real Living Wage than men (13.9%)
- part-time workers (33.2%) are more likely to earn below the Living Wage than full-time workers (11.0%).
There has been a significant decrease compared to last year where 5.4 million jobs paid below the real Living Wage - the largest drop ever recorded in percentage point terms. However, the report highlights that a key factor in the drop has been increased levels of unemployment in low-paid sectors such as hospitality and retail.