The number of people in work in the UK jumped essentially in the three months to November and basic pay growth accelerated at its fastest pace in almost a year, the Office for National Statistics reported on Wednesday.
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The number of people in work increased by 102,000 in the three months to November. The average weekly wage, excluding bonuses, in September-November increased by 2.4%.
The unemployment rate held at its four-decade trough of 4.3 percent.
The UK is preparing to depart from the European Union in just over a year and real earnings are continuing to slide, with consumer price inflation for November touched it highest level in almost six years at 3.1 percent.