Ireland - 9% drop in number of workers on minimum wage - June 1, 2019

New figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number of workers on minimum wage dropped by 9% in the last three months of 2018. The statistics show that 7.6% of employees earned the minimum wage or less in Q4 of 2018, down from 8.6% in the same period of 2017. Workers in the service sector are the least well paid According to the figures women are more likely to be on minimum wage or below than men. The CSO figures show that of the 137,200 workers who reported earning the minimum wage or below 55.3% were women while 61,300 or 44.7% were male.

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