This infographic looks at UK business. The design is understated, and the information communicated is simple, if you can wrap your head around it.
The heading says “If 27% of small UK businesses created just 1 job” but then jump to a section where they give us a little bit of data before they finish that sentence.
A sample of small UK businesses was asked if they planned to hire anybody in the next year, and 73% of them said no. That leaves us with the 27% from the header, so we know where that bit of data came from.
Apparently, there are 1,178,745 small businesses in the UK, so if 27% of those small businesses hired just one person, that would result in the creation of 318,261 new jobs.
The UK is at a 17 year high of 2.62 million people. If those 318,261 jobs were created, it would reduce the UK unemployment rate to 2.3 million.
A graph shows you the unemployment trend from 2000 to 2011, with a projection into 2012, based on the information that 27% of small business plan to hire at least one person in the next year.
If all this comes to pass, 198,139 fewer people would claim a weekly Jobseeker’s Allowance, which would result in a £10.5 million savings for the UK government.
I like the minimalist design, but believe the lettering could be larger without losing the impact of the data. I also disagree with the color choices.
The information is presented in an interesting way, and it is good information to know.
Source: Simply Business