Figure 2: Annual percentage change in median full-time gross weekly earnings for all employees and those in continuous employment, UK, April 2005 to 2017
Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) - Office for National Statistics
The “continuously employed” group is made up of employees who appear in consecutive ASHE samples, have a weekly earnings observation in both periods and are classified by their employer as being in the same job for at least 12 months in the second period. ASHE indicates that 82% of the full-time workforce remained in the same job between 2016 and 2017. However, the analysis is based on those employees who gave a response in both years, which reduces the proportion to 54%.
Employees on adult rates, pay unaffected by absence.
Full-time defined as employees working more than 30 paid hours per week (or 25 or more for the teaching professions).