Official Statistics

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: December 2020

Time series and statistics as at 31 October on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with analysis by scheme size, sector, geography, gender and flexible furlough.



This is an Experimental Official Statistics publication produced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) using HMRC’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims data.

This publication covers all Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims submitted by employers from the start of the scheme up to 31 October 2020. It includes statistics on the claims themselves and the jobs supported.

Data from HMRC’s Real Time Information (RTI) system has been matched with Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme data to produce analysis of claims by:

  • daily number of employments furloughed
  • employer size
  • sector of the economy
  • geography
  • age and gender
  • use of flexible furlough

For more information on Experimental Statistics and governance of statistics produced by public bodies please see the UK Statistics Authority website.

Published 17 December 2020
Last updated 24 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Description of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme amended to reflect the announcement of the CJRS extension to April 2021.

  2. First published.