Figures show average pay rises during the recession

Monday 14 January 2013 Updated: 14/01 15:16

COVENTRY appears to have avoided the worst effects of the recession.

Figures obtained by the GMB union show wages rose by the third highest amount in the West Midlands between 2008, when the credit crunch began, and 2012.

Average earnings in the city rose by £1,369 to £23,626 in that time.

Only Stoke on Trent and Dudley saw bigger rises of £1,934 and £1,598 respectively. But both have lower average wages.

The biggest fall in the region was in Walsall where the average wage fell £1,348 to £20,426.

Neighbouring Solihull saw a £958 rise to £31,101 while Birmingham's average wage was up £952 to £23,459.

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