Nine hundred people in Donegal are closing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment claims this week as Ireland enters Phase 3 of the reopening roadmap.
A further 15,900 workers in Donegal are continuing on the €350 Covid payment as they remain out of work due to the pandemic.
The number fell by 900 people in the week up to 23rd June and again by 900 up to 30th June.
Across the country, the Department of Social Protection issued payments valued at €153.6m to 439,000 people for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP).
This represents a decrease of 26,900 on the 465,900 people paid last week.
Since last week’s payment, 25,700 people have closed their claim for a Pandemic Unemployment Payment. Some 14,000 will be receiving their final payment tomorrow.
There are now over 63,500 employers who have registered with the Revenue Commissioners for the Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS). An estimated 405,000 employees are currently being supported by the scheme having received a subsidy in their most recent pay period.
The above payments are in addition to the 225,600 people who were reported on the Live Register as of the end of May.
1,200 people in Donegal are also remaining on Enhanced Illness Benefit from 30th June.