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Wed, 25/11/2009 - 16:34

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GDP: no comfort for economists or Alistair Darling

Figures released today show that the UK economy was still in recession in the third quarter of 2009.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 23/11/2009 - 17:56

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Sinking fast or bouncing back?

At 9.30 am on Wednesday all eyes in the City will be pinned to their screens as the ONS releases its latest estimate of the GDP in the third quarter of 2009.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 17/11/2009 - 17:16

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Inflationary language

Today the ONS issued a statement on inflation containing the sentence: "In the year to October, RPI annual inflation fell by 0.8 per cent, compared with a fall of 1.4 per cent in September".

Leo Henghes :: Tue, 17/11/2009 - 11:51

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The gap between statistics and discrimination

The gap in pay between men and women has narrowed, according to the latest data from the ONS, no matter how you measure it.  

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 04/11/2009 - 12:00

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ONS website "rubbish" says National Statistician

In her first public utterance since her appointment, National Statistician Jil Matheson (pictured) has said that she thinks the ONS website is "rubbish" - adding hastily that th

Leo Henghes :: Mon, 26/10/2009 - 09:32

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Confused messages about immigration

 Had you flicked through last week's papers, you would be forgiven for thinking that Britain's population is certain to hit 70 million within 25 years.

Fri, 24/04/2009 - 00:00

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Recession deepening as GDP fall accelerates

The recession deepened in the first quarter of 2009, as the UK's GDP fell by 1.9 per cent, compared with 1.6 per cent the previous quarter. The increased rate of decline in output was due to weaker services and production output, latest figures from ONS show. 

Wed, 22/04/2009 - 00:00

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Jobless over two million for the first time since 1997

The jobless total has risen above two million for the first time since 1997, as the recession takes a hold.

Tue, 07/04/2009 - 00:00

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Measuring Migration

THE bid to stregthen the UK's creaking system to measuring migration needs stronger management, says the Statistics Authority in a new report.