UK real wage squeeze continues as employment total falls – business live

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Here are some charts showing the state of the UK labour market:

This chart from the Office for National Statistics shows how wage growth has struggled to get much above 2% this year.

Jul-Sep 2017 was the sixth three-month period in a row where earnings including bonuses fell in real terms https://t.co/vYgJXaCR8u pic.twitter.com/gkSUfDgoCd

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