Early indicators for July 2020 suggest that the number of employees in the UK on payrolls is down around 730,000 compared with March 2020. Flows analysis suggests that the falls in May, June and July are mainly because of fewer people moving into payrolled employment.
Survey data show employment is weakening and unemployment is largely unchanged because of increases in economic inactivity, with people out of work but not currently looking for work. Hours worked have continued to fall, reaching record lows both on the year and on the quarter
There is still a large number of people temporarily away from work, including furloughed workers, at approximately 7.5 million in June 2020 with over 3 million of these being away for three months or more. There were also around 300,000 people away from work because of the pandemic and receiving no pay in June 2020.