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Data on the number and value of claims made.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published the number of claims made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) up to 15 March 2021.

This update provides a snapshot of those that were furloughed as at the 28 February 2021.

Main points

  • As at 28 February 2021, 175,200 employments in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS, a take up rate of 13%, slightly lower than the take up rate across the UK of 15%.
  • There was a 4% decrease in the number of furloughed employments in Wales between 31 January and 28 February 2021, although the number of furloughed employments remains at a similar level to early August 2020.
  • 93,100 females and 82,100 males in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS as at 28 February 2021, accounting for 53% and 47% of all furloughed employments, respectively.
  • HMRC publish data to local authority level. The take up rate of furloughed employments across Wales ranged from 10% (Blaenau Gwent) to 19% (Conwy).


CJRS data includes those furloughed as at 28 February 2021 and for whom claims were submitted to HMRC by 15 March 2021. Figures for February are preliminary and are likely to be revised in future releases.


Vanessa Allis

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Telephone: 0300 025 8099

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.