SHORT-TERM SERVICES INDICATORS: Q2/2020

SHORT-TERM-SERVICES-INDICATORSAnnual comparison

When compared to the second quarter of 2019, the working-day adjusted turnover index decreased by 27.1 per cent (Table 1).

Decreases in turnover were recorded in the accommodation and food service activities (87.1 per cent), administrative and support service activities (49.3 per cent), transportation and storage (47.6 per cent), real estate activities (46.5 per cent), motor trade (37.3 per cent), wholesale trade (21.8 per cent), retail trade (13.5 per cent) and professional, scientifi c and technical activities (8.5 per cent). Conversely, an increase of 14.8 per cent was registered in the information and communication activities (Table 1).

Employment (Table 3), gross wages and salaries (Table 5), and hours worked (Table 7) declined by 7.8, 5.2 and 10.8 per cent respectively over the corresponding quarter in 2019.

Quarterly comparison

When compared to the previous quarter, the seasonally adjusted services turnover index recorded a decrease of 27.3 per cent (Table 2).

Lower turnover was recorded in the accommodation and food service activities (94.3 per cent), transportation and storage (46.7 per cent), administrative and support service activities (44.0 per cent), motor trade (33.0 per cent), real estate activities (29.3 per cent), wholesale trade (24.2 per cent), retail trade (15.4 per cent) and professional, scientifi c and technical activities (15.1 per cent). On the other hand, an increase of 3.2 per cent was registered in the information and communication activities (Table 2).

The seasonally adjusted employment (Table 4) and gross wages and salaries (Table 6) and hours worked (Table 8) decreased by 9.8, 9.4 and 12.3 per cent respectively

 

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