Eden has one of the highest furlough rates in the country, new figures reveal.
The district has 9,200 jobs furloughed – 39 per cent – making it the second highest rate for 377 local authorities with the highest proportion.
Topping the table is South Lakeland, which has 18,700 jobs furloughed – 40 per cent and the lowest is Boston in Lincolnshire with 20 per cent.
In total, Cumbria saw 73,400 jobs held by county residents furloughed ar least once, an increase of 9,400 from the end of May.
In June, Allerdale has 14,200 jobs furloughed at least once, compared to 12,400 in May and Carlisle 17,200, compared to 15,100 in May.
The figures were released at the same time as the unemployment figures, which showed that jobseeker numbers in Cumbria rose by 300 in July.
In July, 14,205 people were looking for work, compared to 13,905 in June, the Office for National Statistics said.
Numbers rose in most districts in the county, except Eden where it fell by five, and it also fell by five in the Lake District National Park.
Compared to pre-lockdown in March, the claimant count in Cumbria is 7,275 higher, which is a rise of 105 per cent compared to 111 per cent nationally.
Eden, South Lakeland and the Lake District National Park have experienced increases above the national average.
Allerdale experienced a rise from 1,595 in March to 2,850 in July. In June, there were 2,830 people looking for work.
It is expected that jobseeker numbers will continue to fluctuate while the Government’s furlough scheme is wound down.
The scheme was introduced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak earlier this year, with the Government paying 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500.
Last month, employers were able to bring workers back part-time and from this month, the level of grant is being reduced before the scheme closes on October 31.
Figures for the Government help for the self-employed show that there are 24,800 potentially eligible self-employed people in Cumbria and so far, 18,200 – or 73 per cent – had claimed £50.4 million-worth of support.
The highest take-up was in South Lakeland with 5,000 claims; Allerdale saw 3,500 claims, Eden 3,200; Carlisle 3,700; Copeland 1,500 and Barrow 1,400.