The accommodation and foodservice sector has had the highest proportion of employees furloughed in June, with 73% of staff across the industry benefitting from the scheme.
New statistics released on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to June 30, showed that hotels, restaurants and foodservice businesses had the highest amount of employers furloughing at least some staff (87%) in the month prior to reopening for many companies.
The data showed that a total of 9.4m employments had been placed on furlough, which was an increase of 678,000 compared with claims made until the end of May.
1.14 million employers had made at least one CJRS claim – an increase of 75,000 over claims made to the end of May.
Based on employees’ residential address, the proportion of employments furloughed ranges from 29% in the South East and East of England, and Wales to 32% in the West Midlands.
By age, employees aged 17 were most likely to be furloughed. 61% of employments with a female employee aged 17 were furloughed, the equivalent figure for males was 58%.