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Inflation

1.7%

September 2019

Employment

32.7M

up 0.9% on last year

Unemployment

1.31M

down 3.6% on last year

Avg. Earnings

3.8%

Change since last 12m

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Latest pay and labour market statistics October 2019:

  • The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) 12-month inflation rate was 1.7% in September 2019, unchanged from August 2019.
  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month inflation rate was 1.7% in September 2019, unchanged from August 2019.
  • The UK employment rate was estimated at 76.1%; this is the joint-highest on record since comparable records began in 1971, and higher than a year earlier (75.5%).
  • The UK unemployment rate was estimated at 3.8%; this is lower than a year earlier (4.0%) and unchanged on the quarter.
  • Estimated annual growth in average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain increased to 4.0% for total pay (including bonuses), and fell to 3.8% for regular pay (excluding bonuses).
  • In real terms (after adjusting for inflation), annual growth in total pay is estimated to be 2.1% and annual growth in regular pay is estimated to be 1.9%.

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