Employees

Employees & persons employed: first quarter 2020

Economic indicators
Employees & persons employed: first quarter 2020

The lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 had a significant impact on the gross index of the number of employees and persons employed in services. The sharpest decreases were recorded in the sector “I55 and 56 Accommodation and food service activities”, in which the gross index of persons employed amounts to 94.5 in the first quarter of 2020, i.e. a decrease of 11.6 % compared to the first quarter of 2019.

The gross index of the number of employees in services amounted to 107.4 in the first quarter of 2020. This represents a decrease of 4.3% compared to the first quarter of 2019.

The gross index of the number of employees in industry without construction amounted to 102.13 in the first quarter of 2020. This represents an increase of 0.1% compared to the first quarter of 2019.

The gross index of the number of employees in construction amounted to 103.01 in the first quarter of 2020. This represents an increase of 0.7% compared to the first quarter of 2019.

The gross index of the number of employees in trade and repair amounted to 102.51 in the first quarter of 2020. This represents an increase of 0.2% compared to the first quarter of 2019.

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The gross index of the number of persons employed in services amounted to 107.26 in the first quarter of 2020. This represents a decrease of 3.8% compared to the first quarter of 2019.

The gross index of the number of persons employed in industry without construction amounted to 102.15 in the first quarter of 2020. This represents a decrease of 0.1% compared to the first quarter of 2019.

The gross index of the number of persons employed in construction amounted to 106.5 in the first quarter of 2020. This represents a decrease of 0.4% compared to the first quarter of 2019.

The gross index of the number of persons employed in trade and repair amounted to 101.73 in the first quarter of 2020. This represents a decrease of 0.7% compared to the first quarter of 2019.

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Figures for the first quarter of 2020 are provisional.

What changes from July 2018

As July 2018 (reference quarter=first quarter 2018), these indices will be published with reference year=100 in 2015.

Employees
Content

werknemers

Persons employed
Content

werkzame personen

Purpose and brief description

The index of the number of people in employment is based on ONSS figures (for employees for whom ONSS is paid) and INASTI figures (INASTI: National Institute for the Social Security of the Self-employed). (Includes the self-employed and assistants who are not liable for ONSS).

Population

Enterprises affiliated to ONSS or INASTI that practise their economic activity in NACE Rev. sections 1.1 C to M (Industry, retail business and services)

Frequency

Quarterly.

Timing publication

Results available 2 months + 15 days after the reference period

Definitions

Indices of Employees :The index of employees is based on NSSO figures and comprises all employees for whom NOSS is paid.

Indices index of the number of persons employed : The index of the number of people in employment is based on ONSS figures (for employees for whom ONSS is paid) and INASTI figures (INASTI: National Institute for the Social Security of the Self-employed). (Includes the self-employed and assistants who are not liable for ONSS).

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