Wage growth slows in Britain but unemployment falls 100,000


Office for National Statistics says though unemployment has fallen, the rise in salaries has stalled and was caused by plunging inflation in first place

Earnings growth for Britain’s workers has slowed, undermining George Osborne’s hopes of stoking up the feelgood factor in the runup to May’s elections.

On the day the chancellor delivers his pre-election Budget, official figures showed that while unemployment has continued to fall rapidly over the past three months, wage growth has faltered.

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