Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A decrease of 32,800 people receiving the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) includes 1,000 in Mayo, as businesses continue to reopen with the government easing restrictions put in place to combat the spread of the virus.

Today, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection issued payments valued at €163.1m to 465,900 people, a decrease on the 498,700 who received the PUP last week. In Mayo, 13,400 received the PUP on June 16 with that figure reducing to 12,400 today, June 23.

The top three sectors in which employees are returning to work this week are Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and motorcycles with 6,300 back in work, while 3,900 have returned to the Construction sector and 2,600 have returned to their jobs in Accommodation and Food Service activities. A further 2,400 employees are returning to their jobs in the Manufacturing industry.

There are now over 61,800 employers who have registered with the Revenue Commissioners for the Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) with at least one subsidy being paid in respect of over 551,800 people under that scheme since it began. An estimated 410,000 employees are currently being supported by the scheme having received a subsidy in their most recent pay period.

There are 51,600 people medically certified for receipt of a Covid-19 related Illness Benefit payment. That figure has remained static in Mayo from June 16 to June 23, remaining at 1,200.

County-by-county breakdown of people in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payments

County Number of people in receipt of a Pandemic Unemployment Payment on 23rd June Number of people in receipt of a Pandemic Unemployment Payment on 16th June
Carlow 5,700 6,100
Cavan 6,800 7,400
Clare 11,400 12,300
Cork 46,700 50,300
Donegal 16,800 18,100
Dublin 145,700 153,800
Galway 25,700 27,300
Kerry 17,400 18,600
Kildare 19,900 21,400
Kilkenny 8,000 8,600
Laois 6,400 6,900
Leitrim 3,100 3,300
Limerick 17,000 18,400
Longford 3,400 3,700
Louth 13,600 14,600
Mayo 12,400 13,400
Meath 18,600 20,000
Monaghan 6,100 6,600
Offaly 6,300 7,000
Roscommon 5,200 5,700
Sligo 6,000 6,400
Tipperary 13,400 14,600
Waterford 10,900 11,700
Westmeath 8,600 9,200
Wexford 15,100 16,400
Wicklow 14,400 15,400
County not included 1,300 1,500
Total 465,900 498,700

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