2.2% Revised from 2.1%
Average Weekly Earnings, regular pay is the main indicator of changes in average personal earnings excluding Bonuses. AWE is calculated monthly as the ratio of estimated total pay for the whole economy, divided by the total number of employees.
The calculation does not include self-employed, HM Armed Forces and government-supported trainees.
The indicator is used by the Bank of England and HM Treasury to measure the pressure being put on inflation by the labor market and to measure wages growth. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive for the GBP.