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Drop in low paid numbers.

THE share of workers on low pay has fallen to its lowest level since 1982, but they now face a "triple threat", including being stuck in the same low-paid job, a new study shows.

Research by the Resolution Foundation found that the share of workers on low pay - classed as less than two thirds of the median hourly wage - fell to 18% in the year to April 2017.

The number of low-paid workers fell below five million for the first time in 15 years, and will reduce further under a planned increase to the national minimum wage, said the think tank.

Conor D'Arcy, senior policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: "Workers today too often find themselves stuck on the shop floor with no chance to move up the ladder."

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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 18, 2018
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