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UK wages drop among worst in Europe

11 August 2013 Last updated at 19:46 BST

Wages in the UK have seen the fourth-worst fall of the 27 European Union nations during the economic downturn.

The figures, which were requested by the Labour Party and collated by the House of Commons library, show average hourly wages have fallen 5.5% since mid-2010, adjusted for inflation.

Across the European Union as a whole, average wages fell 0.7%.

Joe Lynam reports.