Official Statistics

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: October 2020

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


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: October 2020 - data tables

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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 30 September 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 22 October 2020
Last updated 12 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. In Table 11, the total number of employments for the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall has been amended from 84,900 to 21,800, and the total number of eligible employments has been amended from 923,400 to 226,900. The subtotal for the South West and the total for England have also been adjusted in line with this.

  2. First published.