In October 2014, the amount spent in the retail industry increased by 2.8% compared with October 2013 and by 0.7% compared with September 2014.
For July to September 2014 there were 954,000 young people (aged from 16 to 24) in the UK who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), a decrease of 12,000 from April to June 2014 and down 142,000 from a year earlier.
In the year to April 2014, average earnings for full-time employees increased by 0.1%. The gender pay gap decreased from 10.0% to 9.4%. There were 236,000 jobs paid less than the minimum wage.
Estimated pay gap of 3.8%, between public & private sectors, in favour of the private sector in 2014, once factors including organisation size, age of workers and skill level of jobs are accounted for.
CPI annual inflation – the Government’s target measure was 1.3% in October 2014, up from 1.2% in September.
CPIH annual inflation - the measure of consumer price inflation including owner occupiers' housing costs (not a National Statistic), was 1.3% in October 2014, up from 1.2% in September.