Quarterly PAYstats pay and labour market statistics April 2017

Quarterly PAYstats pay and labour market statistics April 2017April's PAYstats is a quarterly edition containing a summary of what's happening in terms of inflation, employment, earnings and pay settlements, alongside the usual pay and labour statistics.

Latest pay and labour statistics:

  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate was also 2.3 per cent in March 2017, unchanged from February.
  • The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 74.6 per cent, the joint highest since comparable records began in 1971.
  • Total average earnings increased by 2.9 per cent including bonuses and increased by 1.9 per cent excluding bonuses in the 12 months up to February 2017.
  • The National Minimum Wage rate increased this April by:
    • People aged 25 and older - £7.20 to £7.50
    • People aged 21 to 24 - £6.95 to £7.05
    • People aged 18 to 20 - £5.55 to £5.60
    • People aged under 18 - £4.00 to £4.05
    • Apprentices - £3.40 to £3.50

As well as a useful reference guide covering all the current rates for:

  • Living Wage
  • Statutory, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Statutory Redundancy Pay
  • Working Time
PDF icon Quarterly PAYstats pay and labour market statistics April 2017