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UK retail jobs boom

  Jobs in the UK retail sector are being created at the fastest pace for 12 years, as figures showed resilient trading in the run up to Christmas. The CBI’s distributive trades report, released on Wednesday, found a greater percentage of retailers said they would take on extra staff in the year to December rather than not, giving a balance of plus 16 per cent, the highest since May 2002. It also said sales volumes were resilient this month, at plus 27 per cent, although slightly below