Tag: GDP

US GDP and Unemployment

Chart of the Week: Week 45, 2016: US GDP and Unemployment

The chart shows that with the exception of 2 occasions, each time the incumbent was ousted at general election, GDP had fallen in the year prior.

/ November 10, 2016
Government Spending on Education v.s. Labour Productivity

Chart of the Week: Week 44, 2016: Government Spending on Education v.s. Labour Productivity

The chart shows that the UK, when compared to other EU countries with strong economies, has one of the lowest levels of spending on vocational education as a percentage of GDP (under 1.5%).

/ November 3, 2016
UK GDP Per Capita

Chart of the Week: Week 30, 2016: UK GDP Per Capita

The preliminary estimate for GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016 was 0.6%, slightly higher than in the first quarter of the year.

/ July 27, 2016
Science, Engineering and Technology Spending

Chart of the Week: Week 29, 2016: Science, Engineering and Technology Spending

The Office for National Statistics released their annual report on government spending on science this week, and although in nominal terms spending has increased by more than £2 billion since 2003, it has fallen significantly as a proportion of GDP.

/ July 20, 2016