Number of jobs on furlough in the UK, France, and Germany 2021

Number of workers covered by the main government job retention schemes in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany from April 2020 to January 2021

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Release date

February 2021


France, Germany, United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 1, to January 31, 2020

Supplementary notes

Data for the United Kingdom is from HM Revenue and Customs. Number provided is the number of jobs on furlough on the 15th day of the relevant calendar month.

Data for France is from the Statistical Office for Labour and Employment (DARES)

Data for Germany is from the Federal Employment Agency and ifo

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