Average weekly earnings excluding bonus payments rose at an annual pace of just 0. 6 per cent in the three months to June, the slowest pace of growth since comparable records began in 2001, the ONS said.
Officials at the Bank of England have indicated they would like to see Britons' incomes rising at a steadier pace before deciding whether to raise interest rates, which have been pinned near zero since March 2009.
The Office for National Statistics said unemployment fell by 132,000 in the three months to June to 2. 08 million, or 6. 4 per cent of the workforce.
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