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Female employment in Scotland is at its highest level since comparable records began in 1992, according to new labour market statistics published by ONS,

Almost a Million young people are still not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the UK, shows new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

The rate of inflation continued to drop in September, official figures show.

The rate of inflation has fallen after many clothing and footwear retailers cut prices to encourage shoppers to part with their cash.

UK factory gate inflation rose in December to its highest annual rate since August, driven by a sharp rise in the price of crude oil and food.

The UK’s unemployment rate hit 2.5 million during the three months to October, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics – an increase of 35,000 on the previous quarter.

UK retail sales fell last month for the first time since January after drops in sales of food, fuel, clothes and household goods, the Office for National Statistics said.

New figures show the level of consumer prices rises reached 3.1% in July, marginally down from 3.2% in June.

The total net worth of the United Kingdom at the end of 2009 was £6,669bn in current prices according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. This was £94bn down on the previous year: a decrease of 1.4 per cent.

The UK's trade deficit unexpectedly widened in May as imports hit a two-year high, official data showed today.

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