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The Current UK GDP and Employment Debate plus The Release of Official Statistics
The Current UK GDP and Employment Debate
Invitation to ONS Seminar on the productivity puzzle – 16th October, Regus offices, Victoria, London SW1
The Office for National Statistics will hold a seminar on 16th October to examine aspects of the 'productivity puzzle, including the relationship between GDP and the labour market.
The seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss possible explanations for the puzzle, look at recent trends in output and employment, and consider the challenges presented in measuring movements in the economy and labour market. The seminar follows a paper by ONS Chief Economist Joe Grice in August 2012 which set out some of the issues behind the puzzle.
The full text of the article can be found here: .
To express an interest in attending the seminar, and for more details on the venue and timings, please email .

The Release of Official Statistics
The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) has launched an inquiry into arrangements for communicating and publishing official statistics.
The Statistics Users’ Forum – on which the Society of Business Economists is represented - will be responding to this, and is looking to gather views from a wide range of users of official statistics on this important topic.
You can contribute by completing our online survey, and we are particularly interested in specific examples that will add weight to views.
You can discuss and share your views in the Statistics User Forum discussion area, where you will also find initial thoughts on the key points to make in a response.
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