New figures show that 19,000 people applied for Pandemic Unemployment Payment in the last week – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

New figures show that 19,000 people applied for Pandemic Unemployment Payment in the last week




Over 19,000 people have applied for Pandemic Unemployment Payment in the last week it has been revealed.

According to new figures released by the Department of Social Protection there was an increase of 10,801 in the past week.

It is understood that the increase in payments comes as counties Dublin and Donegal were placed in level 3 restrictions.

The Department say 8,690 people closed their payment last week.

However the latest figures marks the first increase since May with 217,142 people in receipt of the payment.

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