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1,200 People Close Their Claim For Pandemic Payment In The Midlands

This is the highest number of people returning to work in a single week since the crisis began.

1,200 people in the midlands have closed their claim for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment since last Tuesday.

400 fewer people will receive payment in each of the midlands counties tomorrow.

Westmeath still has the highest number with 7,500, with 5,600 in both Laois and Offaly.

Nationally, just under 413,000 people will receive the payment tomorrow.

The Department of Social Protection says this is the highest number of people it has seen return to work in a single week, since the crisis commenced.

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