Chart of the Week

Historical UK Unemployment & Vacancies vs Migration

Chart of the Week: Week 29, 2018: Historical UK Unemployment & Vacancies vs Migration

Following the recession, unemployment increased to its highest level since 1995 at 8.4% of the workforce in 2011 Q4. It has since recovered, halving to its current rate of 4.2%, (898,700 persons) , its lowest since 1975. Recent trends in...

/ July 19, 2018

Chart of the Week: Week 28, 2018: Imports of Machinery and Electronics from China to US vs US Employment in the Manufacturing Sector

Imports from China into the USA have increased more than sixfold in the last twenty years, with the US trade deficit with China currently at $336 billion. ‘Made in China 2025’, the Chinese government drive to dominate the global market...

/ July 12, 2018
Historical Annual Returns of Cash vs Stocks and Shares ISAs by gender

Chart of the Week: Week 27, 2018: Gender Split and Returns of Cash vs Stocks and Shares ISAs

In general, women hold more ISAs than men (an average of 52% across ISA products), however in every year displayed, men are more likely to opt for stocks and shares ISAs when they do invest in ISAs. The number of...

/ July 5, 2018

Chart of the Week: Eurozone Companies’ Plans to Withdraw UK Investment

The chart shows a very pessimistic view of investment in the UK as a result of Brexit. On average, over three-quarters of companies headquartered in the displayed nations have stated their intention to move at least some of their investments...

/ June 26, 2018