Official Statistics

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: January 2021

Time series and statistics as at 31 December 2020 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 December 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 28 January 2021