Touchstone Economic Dashboard: Charting a way to recovery
Another month and another gloomy set of employment results. We’ve been tracking economic indicators since the start of the recession in our Economic Reports series, but sometimes you need to take a step back from the snapshots to see the longer term trends as well, if you’re going to appreciate the depth of the hole we find ourselves in.
So we’re using Touchstone blog to launch a new Economic Dashboard, giving a quick way to see trends on many of the main economic indicators since 2008. Every month, we’ll update the charts, so we can plot any progress the country is making towards recovery, or help make the case for policies that will make a difference.
You can view historical charts for unemployment, vacancies, part time work, wages, inflation measures and much more, as well as pulling up the stats snapshots from previous months. We’re also making a widget version available to other sites who’d like to display the graphs and stats on their own pages, and you can use the dashboard to generate your own widget codes.
Whatever your viewpoint, we hope having a quick overview of the state of the labour market and wider economy is going to be a useful resource for those wanting to join the debate about how the country can rebuild after the crisis.