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Despite the gotcha graphs in the Sunday Times, some focused forensics shows that their comparators are invalid, so the conclusions are suspect at best. There are more part time jobs in the public sector, so the total pay to the public sector per head per hour is likely to be lower. Those pensions are good for the lower paid, but again, using quartiles doesn’t help avoid the previous criticism, and they make some assumptions about contribution rates, which rather help make the point.