Tag: wages

UK Housing Affordability

Chart of the Week: Week 28, 2015: UK Housing Affordability

In this year's edition of our annual chart on housing affordability in the UK (you can see last year's chart here), the average house price has continued to grow to more than five times earnings, while mortgage affordability has started...

/ July 15, 2015
Employment and Earnings

Chart of the Week: Week 24, 2015: Employment and Earnings

After peaking at a new record level in March, total employment levels fell very slightly in April (but the trajectory remains promising), while real earnings have recovered somewhat in the last year.

/ June 17, 2015
Earnings vs. Prices

Chart of the Week: Week 7, 2015: Earnings vs. Prices

This week we've received two big bits of economic news: CPI inflation fell to just 0.3% in January, while earnings growth remained roughly steady at 1.7% in the three months to December.

/ February 18, 2015
Real Average Salary

Chart of the Week: Week 42, 2014: Real Average Salary

In a report released over the weekend, the TUC claimed that the current squeeze in real earnings is the most severe since our records began almost 160 years ago.

/ October 15, 2014