4,216 people in Donegal are receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week.
The figure is down from 4,385 last week.
The greatest number of people are returning to work in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
This week, the Department of Social Protection issued weekly payments valued at €42.5 million to 143,606 people nationwide.
Commenting on this week’s figures, Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys said: “The number of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment now stands at just over 143,000 with €42.5 million being paid this week. This is a reduction of about 6,000 compared to last week.
“Thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and the efforts made by people all over the country in observing public health guidelines the Government was able to publish its Roadmap for the relaxation of all restrictions between now and October. This is very positive news and we expect to see even more people return to work in the coming weeks.”
The payment week for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment runs from Friday to Thursday and payments are paid on the following Tuesday. Individuals who have closed their PUP by Monday 30th August, as they have returned to work, will receive their final PUP payment on Tuesday 7th September.