Real Earnings

Real Earnings

1. A company's profit after considering the impact of inflation.

2. An individual's income after considering the impact of inflation. See also: Real.
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Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist, said: "Solid economic growth, rising real earnings and falls in already very low mortgage rates have combined to stimulate housing demand this year.
Matthew Whittaker, chief economist at the Resolution Foundation, said: "The long-overdue return of real earnings growth is very welcome.
Matthew Whittaker, chief economist at the Resolution Foundation, said: "The longoverdue return of real earnings growth is very welcome.
The same research found real earnings are, on average, still PS25 a week below their peak in 2008.
At the same time, economic recovery, real earnings growth and very low mortgage rates are supporting housing demand.
There were also encouraging figures from Japan where real earnings figures were higher than expected, driven by fall in inflation as much as by a rise in wages.
Kremlin critics ridicule the income declarations of top Russian officials, saying their real earnings are much higher.
After falling for six years, real earnings are growing at the fastest rate since 2008.
9 per cent will deliver the first pick up in real earnings since 2007.
The think tank's chief economist, Matthew Whittaker, said: "While recent months have brought much welcome news on the number of people moving into employment, the squeeze on real earnings continues.
A pick-up in real earnings next year should enable the economic recovery to broadly maintain its current pace despite the eurozone's stagnation and onset of rising interest rates," he added.