Economic Researchers

About the role
Our statistics have an impact on every area of our lives, supporting key decisions and debates throughout the country. The demand for information is increasing, and so the role of the economist is becoming even more important than ever.
As an Economic Researcher, you’ll analyse key economic indicators for personal wellbeing, covering everything from employment data, to crime trends and fertility rates. By working to produce, quality assure and develop our statistics, you’ll have access to some of the largest data sources in the UK. Working alongside other professional analysts, you’ll draw from their experience to understand problems and develop well-informed, innovative solutions. Your contributions will help to create new ways of interpreting our economy, and to clearly communicate our data so that our users can make key decisions.
As we’re the fastest growing employer of economists in the UK, you can be assured that we’ll provide the top quality training to get you on your feet. Coupled with extensive on-the-job experience, we’ll get you up to speed quickly and support you on your way to becoming an expert in your economic area.
About you
Holding a 2:1 or above in Economics, your capabilities won’t end there. You’re ambitious, motivated, and comfortable working within a team and on your own initiative. Confident with data, you can show an understanding of both micro and macroeconomics, and you’ll be keen to embrace new challenges and innovative methodologies. You’re also great at explaining your analytical information to wide spectrum of people, from both technical and non-technical backgrounds.
About us
The Office for National Statistics shapes the decisions of our nation. As the largest producer of official statistics, we compile and analyse a vast amount of data that has an impact on nearly every aspect of our lives. We provide key information on economic, social, and demographic statistics that underpin a range of government policies and business support. We’re constantly evolving, with a vision to always improve our current methods for the benefit of research and the public.