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Wage rises beat inflation for first time in six years

Average earnings increased by 1.7% in the year to February, above the CPI inflation rate for the first time in six years.

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Esther McVey: 'More women in work, wages going up'

Minister for Employment Esther McVey has praised the news of average earnings rising above the rate of inflation for the first time in six years.

She said: "More young people are in work, more women are in work, wages are going up, and more and more businesses are hiring - and it's a credit to them that Britain is working again."

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