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COVID-19: 133,000 more women than men furloughed

Controversially, during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic between March and August 2020, a recent publication reveals that 133,000 more women than men were furloughed, constituting 52.1% of the furloughed population, except for the West Midlands.   

Interestingly, the furlough gender gap is higher among younger women than older women, with women aged 18-24 making up 53.1% of those furloughed in their age group compared with 51.5% in the 45-64 age group.