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October 2020



down 0.8% on last year



up 24.4% on last year



up 165% on last year

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PAYstats is a monthly publication that gives you details of national pay and labour market statistics.

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Latest pay and labour market statistics November 2020:

  • The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) 12-month inflation rate was 0.9% in October 2020, up from 0.7% in September 2020.
  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate was 0.7% in October 2020, up from 0.5% in September.
  • The UK employment rate in the three months to September 2020 was estimated at 75.3%, 0.8 percentage points lower than a year earlier and 0.6 percentage points lower than the previous quarter.
  • The UK unemployment rate in the three months to September 2020 was estimated at 4.8%, 0.9 percentage points higher than a year earlier and 0.7 percentage points higher than the previous quarter.
  • In the three months to September 2020, redundancies reached a record high of 314,000; an increase of a record 181,000 on the quarter.
  • The Claimant Count dropped slightly in October 2020, to 2.6 million.
  • There were an estimated 525,000 vacancies in the UK in August to October 2020; this is 278,000 fewer than a year ago and 146,000 more than the previous quarter.
  • Growth in average total pay (including bonuses) among employees for the three months July to September 2020 increased to 1.3%, and growth in regular pay (excluding bonuses) also increased, to 1.9%.

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