Retail Sales: October 2011
- Value of retail sales in October 2011 showed an increase of 5.4 per cent compared
with October 2010.
- Non-seasonally adjusted value data shows that small stores value sales grew
by 9.5 per cent, in comparison large stores increased by 4.3 per cent.
- Sales volumes in October 2011 increased by 0.9 per cent compared to October 2010.
- Non-seasonally adjusted volume data shows that small stores provided the most upward
pressure increasing by 5.3 per cent, in comparison large stores decreased by 0.3 per cent over
the same period.
Labour Market Statistics: November 2011
The number of unemployed people aged from 16 to 24 increased by 67,000 over
the quarter to reach 1.02 million; this figure includes 286,000 people in full-time education who were
looking for part-time work.