1. Average weekly earnings – Total pay*

 Weekly earnings (£)  3 month average **
  Dec Nov Oct   Dec Nov Oct
 Whole economy  507  509  507  2.6  2.8  2.5
 Private sector  507  509  508  2.8  3.2  2.8
 Public sector  508  508  507  1.5  1.3  1.4
 Manufacturing  586  587  586  1.7  2.2  2.4
 Services  490  492  490  2.4  2.6  2.3

Next statistics: 15 March 2017
**Average of seasonally adjusted series over latest three months

2. Prices

 All items  
  Jan  Dec Nov  Jan  Dec  Nov
 RPI  2.5  2.5  2.2  2.9  2.7  2.5
 TPI  3.1  2.9  2.6  -  -  -
 CPI  1.8  1.6  1.2  -  -  -
 CPIH**  2.0  1.7  1.4  -  -  -

Next statistics: 21 March 2017
* Excludes mortgage interest
** Includes owner occupiers' housing costs

3. Labour market (thousands)

 

 

 Oct-Dec

 

 

Jul-Sep

 

 

 Apr-Jun

 

 Unemployment UK  1,597  1,604  1,641
 Unemployment GB*  1,549  1,554  1,587
 Total in employment
 UK
 31,837  31.799  31,750

 Total in employment
 GB*

 30,990  30,958  30,912
   Dec  Nov Oct
 Claimant Count UK  745.0  887.4  808.0
 Claimant Count GB  713.4  754.8  774.5

* Labour Force Survey figures (GB) are weighted for individual regions by 2010 population
estimates (ONS).

4. Earnings forecasts

 Whole economy  Range  Mean
 2017(IV)  1.7% - 3.2%  2.5%
 2017 (III)  1.9% - 3.3%  2.7%

Source: IRS

5. RPI/CPI forecasts

   Range  Median
 RPI 2016 (IV)    2.3% - 5.1%  3.5%
 RPI 2017 (IV)    2.4% - 3.6%   3.3%
 Quarter                Range   Median
 CPI 2016 (IV)    1.7 - 3.7%      1.7%
 CPI 2017 (IV)  1.9% - 3.1%  2.7%

Source: HM Treasury 

6. Pay settlements

 Xperthr  1.9%  (Whole economy median – three months to end of December 2016)
 EEF

 1.6% 
 (Manual)

 (Mean – three months to end of December 2016
 LRD  2.3%  (Whole economy median  three months to end of December 2016)

 

7. Local government employment

Total employees in local government (England, Wales, Quarter 3, 2016, thousands)

   Male  Female  Total
 England  
 Full time  251.8  405.4  657.2
 Part time  90.8  685.1 775.9
 Total  342.6  1,119.5  1,433.1
 FTE  –  –  1025.0
 Wales
 Full time  27.4  36.8  64.2
 Part time  9.2  64.1  73.3
 Total  36.6  100.9  137.5
 FTE      98.7

Source: ONS Quarterly Public Sector Employees Survey (Quarter 3, 2016)
Note: totals may not add precisely due to rounding (ONS require rounding to nearest 100)

Contact for further information:

John Gittoes: 020 7664 3121
John.Gittoes@local.gov.uk
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