Chart of the Week

Weekly Hours Worked

Chart of the Week: Week 33, 2014: Weekly Hours Worked

The labour market recovery is now in full flow with unemployment falling to 6.4% in the second quarter of 2014.

/ August 13, 2014
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