生活費の危機が深まるにつれ、賃金は記録的な速さで急落

生活費の危機が深まるにつれ、賃金は記録的な速さで急落
Real wages fall 3% after inflation but government claims ‘jobs market is strong’ a spublic sector workers receive huge pay cut and bankers enjoy big bonuses

Real wages fell at a record rate between April and June as Britain’s 生活費の危機 took hold and inflation slashed the value of workers’ pay, official figures show.

When the effect of rising prices is taken into account, pay including bonuses declined 2.5 per cent in the lastest quarter compared to a year earlier. Regular pay dropped 3 パーセント, the Office for National Statistics said.

Wages increased in cash terms but have been dwarfed by soaring costs for gas, 電気, 燃料, food and other goods which have pushed the overall inflation rate to 9.4 パーセント.

Private sector workers saw their pay rise 5.9 per cent before inflationmore than three times as fast as their counterparts in the public sector who received a 1.8 パーセント増加.

The figures set the government on course for further clashes with public servants including nurses, 医者, lawyers and teachers who have seen the value of their incomes collapse this year, adding to the pain of a decade of falling real wages.

Bonuses remained strong in June, ONSは言った, with high-paid City workers seeing the strongest growth.

ONS director of economic statistics Darren Morgan said: “The number of people in work grew in the second quarter of 2022, whilst the headline rates of unemployment and of people neither working nor looking for a job were little changed.

"その間, the total number of hours worked each week appears to have stabilised very slightly below pre-pandemic levels.

“The real value of pay continues to fall. Excluding bonuses, it is still dropping faster than at any time since comparable records began in 2001.”

According to the Resolution Foundation think tank, the wage fall was the biggest since 1977, when the Queen was celebrating her Silver Jubilee.

Nye Cominetti, senior economist at the Resolution Foundation, 前記: “The scale of this pay pain is even deeper than official figures suggest too, as pay growth estimates are still artificially boosted by the effects of the furlough scheme last year.

“This squeeze has come about despite robust pay growth and a lively jobs market, with pay settlements strengthening slightly, and almost a million people moving jobs in the last three months.

While wages fell, the number of UK workers on payrolls rose slightly, 増加 73,000 between June and July to 29.7 百万, ONSは言った.

The number of job vacancies in May to July 2022 decreased 19,80 に 1,274,40 – the first quarterly fall since summer 2020.

Despite the unprecedented drop in real incomes, chancellor Nadhim Zahawi claimed the figures showed the UK’s jobs market was in a “strong position”.

彼が追加した: “This highlights the resilience of the UK economy and the fantastic businesses who are creating new jobs across the country.

“Although there are no easy solutions to the cos-of-living pressures people are facing, we are providing help where we can.”

The government is under growing pressure to announce more support for households faced with average energy bills of £3,600 by October when inflation is expected to hit 13.3 パーセント.

Boris Johnson has said no further measures will be announced until his successor as prime minister is announced next month.

Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said: “Families are being hammered by a cost of living catastrophe and yet the Government is nowhere to be found.

“This zombie government has no plan and is failing our country. People can’t wait any longer for the Conservatives to play out their horror show leadership contest.”

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