Decline In Numbers Receiving The Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Over 443,000 are receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment today, a drop of over 6,200 on last week's figures.

More than 10,500 people closed their claim over the past seven days, with around 8,300 saying they were going back to work.

There are 1,270 fewer construction workers receiving the payment this week, despite the majority of sites being closed.

This week's payments will cost the state €132 million euro.

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