Our chart presents recent statistics on furloughed staff throughout the pandemic. Younger and older people were both more likely to be furloughed compared to those in between. Those with high levels of education have been less likely to be placed on furlough, while the industries that were most an least effected correlate with the extent they have been able to remain open through the pandemic.
On the state of UK Business Closures
13.5% of all UK businesses have temporarily closed or paused trading, during the lockdown, with 86.4% of workers in these businesses on furlough.