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September 2023



down 0.3% on last quarter



up 0.2% on last quarter



down 43k on last quarter

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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 October 2023:

  • The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers' housing costs (CPIH) rose by 6.3% in the 12 months to September 2023, the same rate as in August.
  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 6.7% in the 12 months to September 2023, the same rate as in August.
  • Because of the increased uncertainty around the Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates, the ONS are publishing an alternative series of estimates of UK employment and unemployment. These figures were derived using growth rates from Pay As You Earn Real-Time Information (excluding the early flash estimate) for the periods from May to July 2023 onwards. This is to provide a more holistic view of the state of the labour market while the LFS estimates are uncertain. These alternative estimates for June to August 2023 show that:
    • the UK employment rate decreased by 0.3 percentage points on the quarter to 75.7%.
    • the UK unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points on the quarter at 4.2%.
  • In July to September 2023, the estimated number of vacancies in the UK fell by 43,000 on the quarter to 988,000.
  • Annual growth in regular pay (excluding bonuses) in Great Britain was 7.8% in June to August 2023. Annual growth in employees' average total pay (including bonuses) was 8.1%.

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