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22 May 20201 minute read

Data shows many workers still furloughed

ECAtoday
Data shows many workers still furloughed

A survey of around 25 large construction companies by Build UK, of which ECA is an active member, says that 22 per cent of their construction workers are currently furloughed – down from 30 per cent one month ago.

Research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), which surveyed over 1,100 construction companies including many SMEs, estimates the proportion of furloughed staff (as of 7 May) at 46 per cent.

ONS data also shows that the construction industry has used the Government’s job retention scheme more than almost any other sector, with 89 per cent of surveyed firms saying they applied to the scheme.

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