The wave of job cuts many expected at the end of the furlough scheme has not happened, early data suggests.
The number of redundancies proposed by employers in September was close to record lows.
Many businesses with large numbers of furloughed workers say they have taken everyone back, and unions had not heard of major redundancy processes.
Around one million workers were thought to be on furlough when the scheme ended.
The furlough scheme, where government paid a proportion of workers’ wages when their employers couldn’t, ended in September after 18 months.
There were concerns that many employers would not be able to pay their workers’ wages when the scheme ended, and would have to cut jobs.