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April 2023



up 1.1% on last year



up 5.6% on last year



down 16.5% on last year

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Latest pay and labour market statistics May 2023:

  • The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) rose by 7.8% in the 12 months to April 2023, down from 8.9% in March.
  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 8.7% in the 12 months to April 2023, down from 10.1% in March.
  • The UK employment rate was estimated at 75.9% in January to March 2023, 0.2 percentage points higher than October to December 2022.
  • The unemployment rate for January to March 2023 increased by 0.1 percentage points on the quarter to 3.9%.
  • In February to April 2023, the estimated number of vacancies fell by 55,000 on the quarter to 1,083,000.
  • Growth in average total pay (including bonuses) was 5.8% and growth in regular pay (excluding bonuses) was 6.7% among employees in January to March 2023.


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