Wales has lost more than £2bn from job cuts and shrinking pay packets accoring to the TUC.
It has used government figures over the last five years to calculate what it is calling the national pay packet.
But what does it mean to all of us as we work out our weekly spending?
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The unsettled weather conditions will keep levels down compared to last week.
A rather grey and damp afternoon for some with some outbreaks of showery rain.
Cars have been stolen from outside two homes in the Celtic Horizons area of Newport.