Wednesday, July 15, 2020

There were nearly 2,500 young people currently in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) in Co Mayo the week of July 5th.

People under the age of 25 represent 23 per cent of the total number of PUP recipients in the county, or 2,491 out of a total 10,761 people receiving the payment in Mayo. This breakdown is largely in line with the State average, which shows 22 per cent of Irish recipients are under 25.

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is now calling on the Government to bring forward a package of measure to support young jobseekers. In its submission to Government, NYCI is calling for a €191 million package of measures to support young people in accessing education, training, apprenticeships and also to incentivise employers to take on young workers.

NYCI Deputy Director, James Doorley, said: “With 965 young people under 25 in county Roscommon in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) and at a time when we have 45.4% youth unemployment** and over 140,000 young people out of work, it is vital that the July Jobs Initiative focuses heavily on the needs of young jobseekers.”

The number of young people on the PUP since the peak in early May has declined by over 32,000.

“This is very welcome, and we hope it continues to decline further. However, the reality is that even if half the current number on the payment exit, that would still leave 45,000 young people out of work,” Mr Doorley added.

County breakdown of numbers on Pandemic Unemployment Payment 5th July 2020

 

County 18-25 PUP 5th July All Ages PUP    % u25
Carlow 1025 4897 21%
Cavan 1338 5996 19%
Clare 2239 10044 22%
Cork 9585 41300 23%
Donegal 3509 14683 24%
Dublin 27143 131744 21%
Galway 4822 22765 21%
Kerry 3066 15365 20%
Kildare 4123 17626 23%
Kilkenny 1489 6835 22%
Laois 1180 5556 21%
Leitrim 603 2723 22%
Limerick 3303 15132 22%
Longford 574 2998 19%
Louth 2668 12034 22%
Mayo 2491 10761 23%
Meath 3513 16365 21%
Monaghan 1142 5282 22%
Offaly 1250 5587 22%
Roscommon 965 4566 21%
Sligo 1273 5287 24%
Tipperary 2668 11811 23%
Waterford 2136 9494 23%
Westmeath 1701 7450 23%
Wexford 2706 12751 21%
Wicklow 2836 12890 22%
Unknown 196 1097
State 89544 413039 22.00%

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