The overall number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment has dropped to its lowest level since the early part of March, 2020.
This week, the Department of Social Protection issued weekly payments valued at €59.8 million to 202,152 people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP).
There are 6,450 people in Donegal on the payment scheme. At its peak in May, Donegal had 22,594 people receiving PUP.
The largest number of people returning to work this week are in the Accommodation and Food Services Sector.
The PUP figures published today are in addition to the 175,281 people who were on the Live Register at the end of June. All Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payments have been paid into recipients’ bank accounts or at their Post Office on Tuesday, 20th July.