Misery Index: New Year, New Fear

With inflation dipping less than unemployment is rising, we are all just a little bit more miserable than we were this time last year.

Despite it looking like we were getting happier before Christmas, today’s dire economic news, as well as some hefty public sector spending, has left us in the red and feeling blue. 

N.B. Stats bods can check Guido’s adding up here



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