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Line chart
The graphic shows the number of claimant of benefits in the UK, according to the statistics available for the Budget 2010. The three lines represent the overall number of claimants (in pink, secondary axis, people moving off unemployment benefits (in red) and number of people coming on (in black).
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Source:
HM Treasury: HM Treasury: Budget 2010 in graphics (Government report)
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/budget2010_graphics.htm
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Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Line-charts imply that data is continuously changing. If your data is discrete you might consider a bar-chart instead.