The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents a significant challenge to the UK. We are working to ensure that the UK has the vital information needed to respond to the impact of this pandemic on our economy and society.
The effects of the pandemic on ONS capacity and capability during this period means we have reviewed the existing labour market releases. As a result some of the quarterly Labour Force Survey tables may be suspended as resources require and this dataset may be affected by the suspension. Data for missing periods will be available for all these tables when regular publication restarts.
This action will protect the delivery and quality of our remaining outputs as well as ensuring we can respond to new demands as a direct result of COVID-19. More details about the impact on labour market outputs can be found in our statement.
Workforce jobs, mainly sourced from employer surveys, provides a more reliable industrial breakdown than the Labour Force Survey. Workforce jobs by industry estimates are available at Table JOBS02. The public and private sector employment estimates shown at Table EMP02 provide more reliable estimates than the figures from the Labour Force Survey shown in this table.