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UK workers suffer first pay squeeze since 2014

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By William Schomberg and Andy BruceLONDON (Reuters) - British pay growth has fallen behind inflation for the first time in two-and-a-half years, underscoring the growing Brexit squeeze facing many voters ahead of June 8 national election, official data showed on Wednesday.Prime Minister Theresa May, who polls show is on course to win a new term, can point to the lowest unemployment rate in nearly 42 years. But even with employers hiring at the fastest pace since last year's European Union referendum shock, the pace of wage growth slowed."It is now hard to see where a pay revival in Britain ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 18:29 IST