Tuesday 24 October 2017

Brendan Keenan: Figures reveal lack of wind in battered economy's sails

Brendan Keenan

Brendan Keenan

FACED with headwinds, sailing ships 'tack' -- or zig-zag -- back and forwards into the wind. They may not make much progress, but at least they don't get blown backwards.

On the basis of yesterday's figures, the same might be said of the economy.

Yesterday's data on government finances, the live register and redundancies added little to what we already know.

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