Britains employment rate at it’s highest since records began – Wages are up too!

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Britains employment rate at it’s highest since records began – Wages are up too!

Wages are growing and Britain’s job market is at its highest rate since records began in 1971.

According to The Office of National Statistics, the number of people in work has rocketed by 197,000 in the first three months of 2018. Meaning there are now 32.34 million people currently in work (75.6% of 16 to 64 year olds).

Unemployment is at 4.2%, the lowest rate since 1975.

Average weekly earnings for employees in Britain in nominal terms (not adjusted for price inflation) increased by 2.9% excluding bonuses, and by 2.6% including bonuses, compared with a year earlier. With wages rising faster than inflation (which fell to 2.5% in March) it is good news for employees across the country.

 

 

 

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