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Inflation

2.1%

July 2019

Employment

32.8M

up 1.3% on last year

Unemployment

1.33M

down 2.4% on last year

Avg. Earnings

3.9%

Change since last 12m

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Latest pay and labour market statistics August 2019:

  • The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) 12-month inflation rate was 2.0% in July 2019, increasing from 1.9% in June 2019.
  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate was 2.1% in July 2019, increasing from 2.0% in June 2019.
  • The UK employment rate was estimated at 76.1%, the joint-highest on record since comparable records began in 1971.
  • The UK unemployment rate was estimated at 3.9%; lower than a year earlier (4.0%); on the quarter the rate was 0.1 percentage points higher.
  • Estimated annual growth in average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain increased to 3.7% for total pay (including bonuses) and 3.9% for regular pay (excluding bonuses).
  • In real terms (after adjusting for inflation), total pay is estimated to have increased by 1.8% compared with a year earlier, and regular pay is estimated to have increased by 1.9%.

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