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Jobs growth is at lower pay levels says TUC

Most jobs created since the recession are in low-pay industries such as retail, table waiting and residential care, a TUC report has claimed.

The report said nearly 80 per cent of the 587,000 net new jobs since June 2010 have been in sectors where the average pay is £7.95 an hour or less.

The TUC said people were being forced to take these lower-paid jobs after being made redundant.

The highest paid sectors have also seen jobs growth, the union body said.

There has been net jobs growth in areas like computing, for example, which pays an average of £18.40 an hour.

But net job creation in middle income jobs stagnated after 2010, the BBC reported.