THERE has been a slight drop in the number of people in Donegal receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
There are now 22,400 people in Donegal receiving the emergency payment, down from 22,700 last week.
There are 589,000 people in receipt a Pandemic Unemployment Payment, of which 253,600 are female and 336,000 are male.
Across the country, there are now over 53,000 employers who have registered with the Revenue Commissioners for the Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme with at least one subsidy being paid in respect of 456,200 people under that scheme.
The payments are in addition to the 214,700 people who were reported on the Live Register at the end of April.
All Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payments will be in recipients’ bank accounts or at their local post office tomorrow, May 12.
“We now have a very clear view of the peak of the challenge we currently face,” said Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty.
“Today, we see a slight drop in the amount of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payments as the number leaving the scene – primarily to go on the Temporary Covid=19 Wage Subsidy Scheme – is now greater than the number of new entrants.
“As we move through the Government’s phased re-opening of society, we can expect certain sectors of the labour market to gradually re-open and for more people to close their applications for assistance.
“My department will continue to support those who can’t go back to work while simultaneously working on effective plans for the post-pandemic environment to retrain, re-energise and re-employ all those who have been disrupted by this unprecedented health emergency.”Tags: