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PUP numbers at lowest level since March 2020

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New figures from the Department of Social Protection show that the number of people getting the Pandemic Unemployment Payment are at the lowest level since early March 2020.

Just over 202,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week, a decrease of almost 9,700 on last week. The largest reduction - over 3,000 - was in the Accommodation and Food Services Sector.

The Department said it issued weekly payments valued at €59.8m to 202,152 people in receipt of the PUP. Today's figures show that the greatest decrease this week again was in the under 25 age group with 42,308 receiving PUP compared with 45,881 last week.

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