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For July to September 2014, regular pay for employees in Great Britain was 1.3% higher than a year earlier and total pay for employees in Great Britain was 1.0% higher than a year earlier., according to the latest figures from the ONS.
Unemployment fell by 115,000 between July and September, to 1.96 million, official figures showed today.
The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 20,400 to 931,700, said the Office for National Statistics.
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Wages are rising faster than inflation for the first time since 2009 - but has it come late to influence next May's general election?
Investors in the markets have already made their bets: traders reckon the wage data brings a possible rise in interest rates sooner.