Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at how we can make our time series data easier to find and use, particularly the long runs that allow for comparison over time. We are working to prototype some big ideas about how we can take this forward, but we also want to make things easier for users now by making more use of some of the current functionality on the website and using it in a better way.
With this in mind, we have developed a page to allow quick access to some of our Key Economic Time Series Data, including series covering: GDP, Inflation, Labour Market, Public Sector Finances and Retail Sales. This is a first step that we will look to build on over the coming weeks and months.
By having a static web address this page will provide a useful tool for users who want to bookmark it and come back regularly, make it easier for search engines to find our data and by tying this in with the existing functionality it will automatically update to show the latest data when we publish at 9.30am.
We have brought together what we believe to be some of the top level and key series that our users want and need regularly, but we need you to tell us if there are additional ones missing. We obviously can’t add everything, but please let us know any suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.