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The International Labour Organization (ILO) has reached out to National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on their statistical operations, in particular in the domain of labour statistics and the operation of national Labour Force Surveys (LFS). A note published by ILO with the results of this consultation shows that all countries are facing a major challenge in maintaining continuity and quality, while simultaneously attempting/needing to be flexible and react to changing circumstances.
The note covers information and guidance gathered from countries and experts on key topics such as:
The summary of country responses as of 31 March is also available.