Friday, 19 July 2013

The UK’s low pay recovery

A TouchStone blog post by Anjum Klair

New TUC analysis shows that seventy-seven percent of net job creation since June 2010 has taken place in industries where the average wage is less than £7.95 an hour.

Just over one in five net new employee jobs created since June 2010 has been in the highly paid computer programming, consultancy and related services industries, where the average hourly wage is £18.40.

In the middle-paid industries, which account for nearly three-quarters of the UK workforce and where the average is between £7.95 and £17.40 per hour, there has been no net job creation since June 2010.  [my emphasis]

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