Services turnover index, in nominal terms and adjusted for calendar and seasonal effects, presented a year-on-year change rate of -12.3% in September (-13.7% in August). In the 3rd Quarter 2020, services turnover declined 14.0%, comparatively to the same period of 2019 (-30.1% in the previous quarter).
The year-on-year change rates of the indices of employment, wages and salaries and number of hours worked adjusted of calendar effects were -8.1%, -5.1% and -10.1%, respectively (-8.3%, -5.5% and -11.1% in August, by the same order).
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