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Women make up half of Chorley's workforce
8:00am Monday 7th January 2013 in Chorley
Women make up 49.9 per cent of all employees in Chorley, the 2011 census shows.
Of Chorley’s 44,709 employees, 22,407 are male and 22,302 are female. The figures include full time and part time.
Union GMB have analysed the census figures as part of their drive for equal pay for women.
In 27 out of 39 areas in the North West region women in employment make up half or more of all workers.
Paul McCarthy, GMB regional secretary said: “These figures show that for workers resident in most areas in the region there are more women in employment than there are men in employment. That means that equal pay for women is not just an issue of fairness but is something that directly impacts on the economic prosperity of many areas.”