03 April 2020
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 this article will be suspended for at least three months (the next release would cover January to March 2020). We will review the situation before the next scheduled release in August (covering April to June 2020). We will also review when to publish the regional data for 2019 (currently scheduled for 29 July 2020). Data for the missing period(s) will be available once 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.