Hours worked

Indices of hours worked: first quarter 2020

Economic indicators
Indices of hours worked: first quarter 2020

The lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 had a significant impact on the index of the number of hours worked in services. The sharpest decreases were recorded in the sector “I55 and 56 Accommodation and food service activities”, in which the seasonally adjusted index amounts to 104.8 in the first quarter of 2020, i.e. a decrease of 11.1 % compared to the first quarter of 2019.

The index of seasonally adjusted of the number of hours worked in services amounted to 111.81 in first quarter 2020. This represents a decrease of 1.5% compared to first quarter 2019.

The index of seasonally adjusted of the number of hours worked in industry amounted to 100.63 in first quarter 2020. This represents a decrease of 2.0% compared to first quarter 2019.

The index of seasonally adjusted of the number of hours worked in construction amounted to 104.14 in first quarter 2020. This represents a decrease of 1.1% compared to first quarter 2019.

The index of seasonally adjusted of the number of hours worked in trade and repair amounted to 99.8 in first quarter 2020. This represents a decrease of 2.6% compared to first quarter 2019.

 

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The figures for first quarter 2020 are provisional.

What changes from July 2018

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

 

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Purpose and brief description

“Hours paid for” are generally the hours actually worked plus the hours paid for but not worked, such as paid annual leave, paid public holidays, paid sick leave, paid meal breaks and time spent travelling between the home and the workplace.

Population

Employers NSSO exercising their economic activity in sections NACE Rev 2 C to M (Industry, retail trade and services)

Frequency

Quarterly

Timing publication

Results available 3 months + 15 days after the reference period

Definitions

Indices of hours paid for : 'Hours paid for' are generally the hours actually worked plus the hours paid for but not worked, such as paid annual leave, paid public holidays, paid sick leave, paid meal breaks and time spent travelling between the home and the workplace.

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