According to the British Retail Consortium, retail sales in the United Kingdom fell in May with the worsening labor market and suppressed disposable income, especially after the rebound in spending seen in April on the Easter Holding and the Royal Wedding two consecutive long weekends.

The BRC said in an emailed statement today that sales at open stores for at least 12 months fell an annual 2.1% in May opposed to the previous leap in April of 5.2%.