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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 8 July 2020

ONS have published statistics on homeworking in April 2020 from our new Labour Market Survey (LMS), as well as insights from our economic review. Some of the main points include:

  • Nearly half (46.6%) of people aged over 16 in employment in the UK did some work from home in April 2020, with 86.0% of those who worked from home doing so because of the coronavirus pandemic

  • Workers aged 25 to 34 years were most likely to work from home (54.3%)

  • The ratio of unemployment to vacancies increased between January and April 2020, indicating growing imbalance between labour supply and labour demand; the increase was driven more by falling demand for labour (job vacancies) than by increasing supply

  • Fewer businesses are reporting lower-than-normal levels of turnover in the latest fortnightly business survey, compared with the height of lockdown in April and May

Read the ONS roundup