Numbers on Furlough Drop to New Low

The number of people on furlough has continued to fall, with young people leading the way, latest figures show.

At the end of July, 1.6 million people were still on furlough, the lowest level since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and 340,000 fewer than a month earlier.

But older people and the travel sector did less well, with half of eligible travel workers still on the scheme.

The Resolution Foundation said the numbers of people coming off furlough had “slowed to a trickle”.

Since the start of the pandemic, 11.6 million workers have benefited from the government programme, which is due to be wound up at the end of this month.

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