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Data on the number and value of claims made, up to 30 November 2020.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published the number of claims made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) up to 30 November 2020.

This update provides a snapshot of those that were furloughed as at 31 October 2020.

Main points

  • As at 31 October 2020, 123,000 employments in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS, a take up rate of 9%,¬†broadly similar to the take up rate across the UK.
  • The number of furloughed employments has increased for the first time since July (time series data for Wales starts on 1 July 2020) with a 12.2% (13,400) increase between 30 September and 31 October 2020. However, the number of furloughed employments is still lower than in July and August 2020.
  • 64,600 females and 58,400 males in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS as at 31 October 2020, accounting for 53% and 47% of all furloughed employments, respectively.
  • HMRC publish data to local authority level. The take up rate of furloughed employments across Wales ranged from 8% to 13%.


CJRS data includes those furloughed as at 31 October 2020 and for whom claims were submitted to HMRC by 30 November 2020.


Vanessa Allis

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