Between August and October 2018, wages were recorded as growing at their fastest rate in a decade, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. The statistical bulletin – UK labour market: December 2018 – noted that average weekly earnings for UK employees, including bonuses, increased by 3.3% compared with the previous year.

Key statistics

The latest bulletin provides estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics throughout the UK:

Employment Rate

Average Weekly Earnings

Employment Vacancies

Unemployment in the UK

Both employment and unemployment have increased as a result of the UK’s growing population and more people joining the labour force, such as students and older people.

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