Chart of the Week

International R&D Spending

Chart of the Week: Week 47, 2015: International R and D Spending

Spending on research and development has been comparatively low in the UK for some time, but it has decreased since the financial crisis.

/ November 25, 2015
Core Inflation

Chart of the Week: Week 46, 2015: Core Inflation

October inflation figures from around the world have been released this week, and certainly among most of the advanced economies, headline inflation has remained at near-zero (it was 0.2% in the US, 0.1% in the Euro Area, and -0.1% in...

/ November 18, 2015
Regional Unemployment

Chart of the Week: Week 45, 2015: Regional Unemployment

After a brief stutter last quarter, the UK's headline unemployment rate continued to fall in the third quarter of the year, to 5.3% (the lowest it has been since the beginning of 2008, when it stayed at 5.2% for around...

/ November 11, 2015
UK Household Finances

Chart of the Week: Week 44, 2015: UK Household Finances

On Monday, the Office for National Statistics issued a revised measure of both real household disposable income and the household saving ratio, which made them seem worse than previously thought.

/ November 4, 2015