More than 12,000 people in Donegal will be receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment today, marking another rise in the unemployment figure.
There are 387 more workers on the emergency payment in Donegal this week, while 75 people closed their claim to return to work.
There is also an increase in the number of people on Enhanced Illness Benefit this week, with 2,437 people in Donegal now medically certified to self-isolate.
This week, the Department of Social Protection has issued payments valued at €99 million, up from €95.5 million last week, to 342,505 people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). The total paid in PUP to date, including this week’s payments, is €4 billion.
The number of people receiving a PUP payment this week represents an increase of just over 12,500 on the 330,000 people paid last week.
The sector with the highest number of people receiving a PUP payment this week is Accommodation and Food Service Activities (100,994), followed by Wholesale and Retail Trade (55,516) and Other Sectors, e.g., hairdressers and beauty salons (30,141).
This week’s figures are in addition to the 203,172 people who were reported on the Live Register as of the end of October. All Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payments issued will be in recipients’ bank accounts or at their local post office today, Tuesday, 10th November.