The number of people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in Donegal has risen slightly this week – a week before the impact of Level 3 lockdown is known.
This Tuesday will see 5,949 Donegal workers receiving the emergency payment.
The figure is up from 5,823 the previous week, following a gradual decline since the peak in May. However, as the payments are paid in arrears, the impact of Level 3 closures in the county will not be known until next week.
192 people in Donegal have closed their PUP payment from 29th September to return to work.
The Department of Social Protection yesterday issued payments valued at €61.9 million to 217,142 people for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). This represents an increase of 10,801 on the 206,341 people paid last week. The greatest increase is in Dublin after it moved to Level 3.
The sector with the highest number of people receiving a PUP payment this week is Accommodation and Food Service activities, up by almost 7,000 from last week. Education and Public Administration and Defence are the only sectors with a slight fall in PUP payments this week.
These figures are in addition to the people who were reported on the Live Register as of the end of August. All Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payments issued will be in recipients’ bank accounts or at their local post office today, Tuesday, 29th September.
The easiest way for people to apply for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is online at www.MyWelfare.ie. When applying, people should provide the name of their employer and details of their last day of employment.