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Latest Figures Show Further Drop In Numbers Receiving Pandemic Payments In Wicklow

Just over 106,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week, over 4,500 of those are to recipients here in County Wicklow.

That's a drop of over 4,500 on last week.

The greatest reduction was in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys say today’s figures show the number claiming payments has now fallen for 33 consecutive weeks.

Since February, the number of young people, under the age of 25, who were claiming the PUP is down by over 90%. 

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