Monday, April 27, 2009

Interesting Graph

Unemployment versus House Prices 1975-2008

A blogger I've never heard of has compiled a graph showing unemployment rates against inflation adjusted house prices from 1975 to 2008. Extrapolating this graph looks dicey but the trend is obvious and remarkably consistent. Admittedly, there is much scope for questioning the criteria used for this graph over such a long period of time.

Posted by quiet guy @ 12:56 AM (951 views)
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  • The problem with unemployment data is that government has frequently moved the goalposts for what constitutes being ‘unemployed’ – sometimes in ways that are very difficult to compensate for in statistical analysis – such as encouraging the unemployed with minor health issues to class themselves as unfit for work, and therefore on disability benefits, rather than being unemployed..

    The bottom graph is a good one however, showing real house prices without that silly ‘trend line’

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