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04/12/2013 10:54 GMT | Updated 04/12/2013 10:58 GMT

Autumn Statement 2013: Seven Numbers You Won't Hear George Osborne Mention

LEEDS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during a visit to AW Hainsworth and Sons on October 25, 2013 in Leeds, England. Official GDP statistics have shown a 0.8% rise in UK economic output, which the chancellor has described as showing that the 'country is on the path to prosperity'. (Photo by Nigel Roddis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LEEDS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during a visit to AW Hainsworth and Sons on October 25, 2013 in Leeds, England. Official GDP statistics have shown a 0.8% rise in UK economic output, which the chancellor has described as showing that the 'country is on the path to prosperity'. (Photo by Nigel Roddis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The chancellor George Osborne will rise to the despatch box after 11am on Thursday to present his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons - and to the country.

With the economy - finally! - having returned to growth and with unemployment falling and business confidence rising, he has a good story to tell.

But key questions remain. Is the UK's economic recovery of benefit to everyone, or only a small segment of the population? Why don't we all 'feel' better off, despite the positive GDP figures? And how effective have the chancellor's policies actually been?

Here are seven numbers that George Osborne almost certainly won't mention in his Autumn Statement - but which might help explain why some are still sceptical about his "responsible recovery".

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