How Has Lockdown Affected Our Well-being?

Today we release new analysis that, for the first time, shines a light on how the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has affected some of the most vulnerable members of society. This pioneering work also adds to ONS insight on how the lockdown has affected the mental health and personal well-being of people from all corners of society

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Understanding the impact on jobs and pay – how the ONS is now measuring the Labour market

Tomorrow the ONS will release its latest set of labour market data showing how, and to what extent, the coronavirus pandemic has hit employment and wages.  In this post Jonathan Athow compares the strengths and weaknesses of the main data sources we use to produce the figures, including the advantages of new ‘real time’ PAYE data – and the limitations of the claimant count figures.

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