All posts by Aimée Allam

The American Recovery

Chart of the Week: Week 32, 2014: The American Recovery

In contrast to the UK recovery (covered by last week's chart), the US economy has been looking very positive for a while now.

/ August 6, 2014
UK Recessions and Recoveries

Chart of the Week: Week 31, 2014: UK Recessions and Recoveries

The preliminary estimate of GDP growth for the second quarter of 2014, released at the end of last week, suggested that the UK economy has finally overtaken the previous peak of output before the recession in 2008.

/ July 30, 2014
UK Housing Affordability

Chart of the Week: Week 30, 2014: UK Housing Affordability

This year, our annual chart on housing affordability shows quite a dramatic increase in the house price to earnings ratio, and unlike last year, mortgage affordability has also declined.

/ July 23, 2014
Employment and Earnings

Chart of the Week: Week 29, 2014: Employment and Earnings

While the total level of employment in the UK continues to break records, real average wages are still declining steadily.

/ July 16, 2014