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Black workers with degrees earn 23.1% less than white counterparts

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Staff writer ▼ | February 2, 2016
Black workers with degrees earn 23.1% less on average than white workers with degrees, according to new analysis by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
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Equality   The analysis of official statistics
Black workers with A-levels earn 14.3% less on average .
The analysis of official statistics shows that a black worker with a degree will earn £14.33 an hour, on average. However, a white graduate will typically earn £18.63 an hour – £4.33 more.

The findings reveal that the pay gap between white and black workers is at its widest at degree level. Black workers with A-levels earn 14.3% less on average than their white counterparts. And black people who leave school with GCSEs typically get paid 11.4% less than their white peers.

The pay gap between all black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers with degrees and white graduates is 10.3% - the equivalent of £1.93 per hour.

The pay gap with white workers for all groups, regardless of their educational attainment, is 5.6% for BAME workers and 12.8% for black workers.

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