Around 5 million UK jobs still furloughed at end of July, government says

LONDON (Reuters) - Around 5 million British jobs remained on furlough at the end of July, down from a peak of just under 9 million but still leaving millions of workers facing uncertainty with the scheme due to be wound up at the end of next month.

Provisional tax data released on Friday showed that employers had registered 4.8 million jobs as furloughed as of July 31, down from a peak of 8.9 million in early May.

The government said final data could show an upward revision of around 10%, making it likely that 5.3 million jobs were still furloughed at the end of July.

(Reporting by David Milliken, editing by Andy Bruce)

09/18/2020 10:07

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