Pay Gap

MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A recent report by the TUC shows there is a pay gap of 23% between black and white university graduates in the UK. Similarly, black people with A-levels are paid 14% less on average than white workers with equivalent qualifications, and for black workers with GCSEs there is an 11% pay gap. What hard evidence is there that your Mayoralty has had a positive impact on the employability and employment of black Londoners? 


Answer for Pay Gap

Answer for Pay Gap

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The tables shows that over the course of the Mayoralty the ethnic minority employment rate of Londoners has risen faster than that of London as a whole, and faster that the rise in the UK employment rate for both all people and ethnic minorities.  The ethnic minority unemployment rate of Londoners has also improved both absolutely, and relative to other groups.

The table presents year-on-year comparisons to remove the effects of in year fluctuations in employment and unemployment.