Average weekly earnings grew by 3.4% in the year to December 2018, the same as the rate in November 2018, and up slightly on the rate of 3.3% in October. This higher rate of growth across the whole economy was up from the level of around 2.6% for much of the last year. The rate of growth of 3.4% was the same on the total pay measure and the regular pay measure (which excludes the impact of bonuses).
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