Average earnings growth remains strong at 3.5% in February 2019

Average weekly earnings in the whole economy grew by 3.5% in the year to February, the same as the revised rate of 3.5% in January and December. Earnings growth has been showing at this higher level over the winter months, having been at a lower rate of around 2.6% for much of 2018. The regular pay measure of earnings growth, which excludes bonuses, was down slightly from a revised rate of 3.5% in January to 3.4% in February.

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