We’ve all heard the oft-used phrase ‘the economy is the number one priority’. However, there is perhaps still a deficit in terms of public understanding of economic issues. People perhaps don’t realise how far Northern Ireland lags the rest of the UK in terms of GVA (and the gap has been widening) or how much more Northern Ireland receives in public spending.
This infographic is intended to set out some of the key facts in relation to the local economy from GVA to house prices, wages, and public expenditure. In the month’s ahead, we’ll also take a closer look at some of the key facts relating to specific areas such as housing and the labour market.