The Office of National Statistics has released figures today that show that wages grew by 2.9%, well above the 2.4% inflation rate for the three-month period.
The number outstrips expectations of analysts, who had forecast a 2.8% rise.
In addition, unemployment continued to fall, dropping by 55,000 to 1.36 million, it’s lowest level in over 40 years.
The number of people in work rose by 3,000, taking the total employment level to 32.397 million.
The ONS’s head of labour market statistics David Freeman said: “With the number of people in work little changed, employment growth has weakened. However, the labour market remains robust, with the number of people working still at historically high levels, unemployment down on the year and a record number of vacancies.
“Meanwhile, earnings have grown faster than prices for several months, especially looking at pay excluding bonuses.”