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Table 2 Daily queries before and after the first shutdown, 2020 vs. 2021

From: “Too shocked to search” The COVID-19 shutdowns’ impact on the search for apprenticeships

  2020 2021
Daily queries (7 days average) Stringency Index Daily queries (7 days average) Stringency Index
March, 02.–08. 30,801 0.250 31,005 0.620
March, 09.–15. 26,971 0.349 30,936 0.620
March, 17.–23. 13,261 0.771 30,771 0.620
March, 24.–30. 15,164 0.787 29,035 0.620
  1. Averages of daily queries in week 2 and week 1 before and after the date of the first shutdown, March 16th, 2020. The Stringency Index is a measure for restrictiveness of politically imposed countermeasures, which is described later in this section