ONS: Workers’ pay is on the increase

Employees’ pay is increasing, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.

The data showed that average earnings growth including bonuses increased by 2.2% during the three months to October. Growth in average earnings for regular pay excluding bonuses also increased from the September 2010 rate of 2.2% to 2.3% in October.

In the year to October, pay growth (including bonuses) in the private sector stood at 2.0% compared with 2.4% in the public sector. Excluding bonus payments, growth in the private sector stood at 2.2%, compared with 2.3% in the public sector.

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