New challenges for labour market statisticians stemming from Covid-19 – how to produce timely and meaningful data in conditions of uncertainty
Category: International Statistical Institute
The measures introduced in many countries during 2020 to address the Covid-19 crisis led to unprecedented challenges for labour market statisticians. The immediate and direct impact of measures on the labour market led to demand for timely and relevant indicators, while lockdowns meant that data collection had to be adapted to meet that demand. Uncertainty about the duration and development of the crisis exacerbated these difficulties. This session presents different solutions developed at the time to meet these challenges.