The situation compared to last month hasn't changed much, with the 2014 trend line following that of 2008 (see Wipneus' graph below). The difference with some years has increased - like 2013 from 1108 km3 last month to 1455 km3 at the end of November - but decreased with other years, such as 2011, which was 2616 km3 last month and 2175 km3 at the end of November. The difference with record year 2012 has gone down marginally and is still a huge 3176 km3.
I had expected the difference with the post-2010 volume crash years to become smaller, as higher volume means thicker ice, means less radiation, means slower ice growth. On top of that there was this huge storm called Nuri a couple of weeks ago (see the end of last month's PIOMAS blog post), causing or at least contributing to a temperature spike in the Beaufort and Chukchi region. But it seems the short-term effects have been small, and so the difference has been maintained.
As we can see on the more detailed PIOMAS sea ice volume graph produced by Wipneus, 2006 had a slow volume increase around this time of year and has almost reached 2014's level (current difference: 238 km3):