trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/duujQQiT0IL9_ZwBDkSrpQ2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform

 /


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

UK wage growth, unemployment rate beat expectations in January

StreetTalk – Episode 70: Banks' Liquidity Conundrum Could Fuel M&A Activity

Street Talk Episode 70 - Banks' Liquidity Conundrum Could Fuel M&A Activity

StreetTalk – Episode 69: Banks left with pockets full of cash and few places to go

Street Talk – Episode 69: Banks left with pockets full of cash and few places to go


UK wage growth, unemployment rate beat expectations in January

Annual wage growth in the U.K. came in better than expected in the three months to January, but fell short of that recorded in the three months to December 2018, data from the Office for National Statistics showed.

Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, grew 3.4% year over year in nominal terms in the three months to January, compared with a revised 3.5% increase in the three months to December. The Econoday consensus forecast for average wage growth was 3.2%.

The unemployment rate in the three months to January came in at 3.9%, exceeding the Econoday consensus expectation that it would remain at 4.0%. This was the lowest level since early 1975, according to the ONS.

Meanwhile, the employment rate reached a record high of 76.1%, as the number of people employed rose by 222,000 to 32.71 million in the three months to January.

The economic inactivity rate declined to a record low of 20.7%.