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Figures Show Drop In Numbers Receiving Pandemic Payments In Wicklow

443,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week 13,365 of which are in County Wicklow.

It marks a decline of 6,200 on the figures recorded last week by the Department of Social Protection.

Around 48 per cent of people making claims are on the highest payment rate of €350 per week.

The sector with the highest number of people receiving PUP this week is Accommodation and Food Service activities (107,043), followed by Wholesale and Retail Trade (71,099) and Construction (54,314).

In a statement, Minister Heather Humphries says the Government has confirmed the Covid-19 income supports will be maintained until at least the 30th of June.



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