In the year to April 2013, median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees increased by 2.2% to £517. The gender pay gap increased from 9.5% to 10.0%. In April 2012 there were 279 thousand jobs with pay less than the national minimum wage.
The largest expenditure categories were housing (excluding mortgages) fuel and power, transport, and recreation and culture.
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Production output increased by 3.2% in October 2013, compared with October 2012. Manufacturing output increased by 2.7% in October 2013, compared with October 2012.
The UK’s deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods and services was £2.6 billion in October 2013. The deficit on trade in goods was £9.7 billion. The surplus on trade in services was estimated at £7.1 billion.