Over 4,500 Donegal people are in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), according to figures just released by the Department of Social Protection.
As of yesterday, a total of 4,540 are receiving the PUP here, slightly down 200 on the same day last week.
At its peak, in the week commencing May 4, last year, 22,594 in Donegal were in receipt of the payment.
To date, 5,530 Donegal people have been medically certified for receipt of a Covid-19 related Illness Benefit payment.
Nationally, this week, the DSP issued weekly payments valued at €45.4 million to just over 153,000 people in receipt of the PUP.