Chart of the Week

Unemployment and Earnings

Chart of the Week: Week 4, 2014: Unemployment and Earnings

The monthly labour market statistics brought further good news this week as the unemployment rate fell to 7.1% in the three months leading up to November 2013.

/ January 22, 2014
Inflation Hits 2% Target

Chart of the Week: Week 3, 2014: Inflation Hits 2% Target

The CPI measure of inflation hit the Bank of England's 2% target this week for the first time since November 2009.

/ January 15, 2014
European Bond Yields

Chart of the Week: Week 2, 2014: European Bond Yields

A lot has been happening in the European bond yield markets this week, as a recent (successful) sale of bonds by the Irish government gave a boost to borrowing rates across Europe, and the gap between UK and German bond...

/ January 8, 2014
Historical Household Spending

Chart of the Week: Week 51, 2013: Historical Household Spending

The Office for National Statistics' annual household spending report came out last week, so this week's chart is on how household spending has changed over the past decade (just in time for Christmas).

/ December 18, 2013