That's down 2,000 on last week.
10,600 people in the midlands will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment today.
That's down 2,000 on last week, and has dropped 36 per cent from its peak in May.
3,900 people are in receipt of the payment in Westmeath, 3,400 in Laois, and 3,300 in Offaly.
The PUP is continuing until April 2021, but will move from two payment rates to three on September 17th.