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UK wage growth slows as unemployment falls

      Published on Tuesday, 12 November , 2019      1156 Views     
UK wage growth slows as unemployment falls

  • UK Business

Unemployment dropped by 23,000 to 1.31 million over the same period, while the number of people in work also fell.

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Average earnings excluding bonuses increased by 3.6%, compared with 3.8% growth in the previous month.

The figures also showed the biggest annual drop in the number of job vacancies in nearly 10 years.

The ninth consecutive monthly fall in available jobs saw advertised positions fall by 18,000 to 800,000.

There were 32,75 million people in work during the three-month period, a fall of 58,000. It was the biggest drop since May 2015, when the total fell by 65,000.

The ONS said this was down to falling numbers of people working in retail, after the collapse of several store chains and the implementation of shop closure programmes by other firms.

Wage growth graph

Average weekly pay, in real terms before tax, was £470.

“The employment rate is higher than a year ago, though broadly unchanged in recent months. Vacancies have seen their biggest annual fall since late 2009, but remain high by historical standards,” said an ONS spokesperson.

“The number of EU nationals in work was very little changed on the year, with almost all the growth in overseas workers coming from non-EU nationals.”

It comes after last week’s news that the UK’s economy had grown at the slowest annual rate in almost a decade.

Samuel Tombs, economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the figures were likely to mean interest rates would stay unchanged for the foreseeable future.

“The pace of weakening in the labour market remains gradual enough for the Monetary Policy Committee to hold back from cutting bank rate over the coming months,” he said.

IHS Markit economist Chris Williamson said the falling numbers of working people and job vacancies showed data “was falling into line with earlier warning signs of a weakening labour market from the surveys”.

He added: “Recruitment agencies reported that the demand for permanent staff at employers had grown at the joint slowest rate for a decade in October, as uncertainty and worries about the outlook reduced firms’ appetite to take on extra employees.”

Category UK Business | 2019/11/12 latest update at 2:42 PM
Source : BBC | Photocredit : Google
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