June 25, 2020 / 8:52 AM / 16 days ago

Small rise in British people travelling to work last week, ONS says

FILE PHOTO: Commuters, some wearing masks are seen at Canning Town station, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Slightly more British people travelled to work last week, and job adverts for catering and hospitality roles increased, as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions began to ease, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday.

An official survey conducted June 18-21 showed that 44% of British workers travelled to their workplace in the previous seven days, up from 41% the week before.

Job adverts in the catering and hospitality sector — one of the hardest hit areas — rose to 27% of their 2019 average from 20% previously, the ONS added.

Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Catherine Evans

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