For the MakeoverMonday challenge/task on April 8 2024, I wanted to encourage people not to take the official UK unemployment rate at face value, because this type of national statistic is almost always an euphemistic and politically convenient way to minimize the economic struggles of ordinary people.

I therefore added another stat: the rate of inactivity, which tells a different story!

It’s what Karl Marx called the “general law of capital accumulation”!
Recommended reading, it’s an analysis based on Marx’s argument but updating it for the contemporary era (and in particular the period since the end of the postwar boom):

Tableau Public link: