The Number Of Pandemic Unemployment Payment Recipients Has Dropped For The First Time Since Level 5 Lockdown Began

The measures were introduced in late December

Just under 478,000 people will receive the PUP tomorrow, which marks a drop over over 3,600 on last week's figures.

Over the past seven days, over 10,200 people closed their claim and said they were going back to work.

2,167 of them were construction workers, while 1,785 of them were returning to work in the wholesale and retail trade.

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