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Labour market economic analysis, quarterly: June 2020 from ONS…

Employment and labour market 3 June 2020 Labour market economic analysis, quarterly: June 2020 The ONS has today published the first in a new quarterly series of articles giving additional economic analysis of the latest UK labour market headline statistics and long-term trends. The first article looks at the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on hours worked and vacancies in different UK industries. Main points Early indications of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the labour market show that average weekly actual hours worked fell by 2.5% between January and March 2019 and the same period in 2020, compared
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Office for National Statistics Release The Shopping Basket Report for Measuring Inflation…

Reusable bottles and gluten-free cereals are in, as ONS updates the inflation basket… Commenting on this year’s basket of goods, ONS senior statistician Philip Gooding said: “This year we have added reusable bottles and mugs to the inflation basket, as there has been a rise in popularity with many consumers looking to decrease their environmental impacts. “It is important to remember that these annual changes are only a small percentage of the overall basket. This year we’ve added 16 items, removed 14 and modified 4, while leaving 702 unchanged. “Decisions on changes to the basket depend, among other issues, on
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Latest UK Retail Sales Figures from the ONS

Latest UK Retail Sales Figures from the ONS... 1.Main points In the three months to January 2020, the quantity bought in the retail sales industry fell by 0.8% when compared with the previous three months, with declines across all sectors. Retail volumes increased by 0.9% in January 2020, recovering from the falls in the previous two months; the increase was mainly because of moderate growth in both food stores (1.7%) and non-food stores (1.3%). Fuel saw a large fall of 5.7% in the quantity bought in January 2020 when compared with December 2019, which coincides with a rise in fuel
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