£48,510 – The households classed as homeless by the government in 2011, up 14% on 2010, the biggest hike in nine years.
36% – The percentage of recent graduates in low-skilled jobs in Q4 2011, up from 26.7% in 2001, according to the Office for National Statistics.
2,500 – The number of job cuts announced last week by Allied Irish Banks across the Republic, Northern Ireland and Britain.
49% – The proportion of borrowers who have not reviewed their mortgage since the base rate was cut to 0.5% three years ago, says Unbiased.co.uk.
£176 – The averageamountbywhich monthly mortgage payments are higher than rental payments, says the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
1.7million – The number of people who Money Advice Trust expects to call debt charities this year, 16% up on 2010.
1,000 – The number of times The Mortgage Works’ buy-to-let affordability calculator app has been downloaded by iPhone and iPad users in the two weeks since launching.
0.1% – The forecast decline in eurozone gross domestic product in 2012 by the European Central Bank, down from a previous forecast of 0.3% growth.