300 Fewer People In The Midlands Receiving Covid-19 Unemployment Payment

The Department of Employment and Social Protection released the latest figures this morning.

300 fewer people in the midlands are receiving the Covid-19 unemployment payment. 

The Department of Employment and Social Protection released the latest figures this morning.

A total of 28,500 people in the region will receive a payment from the Department this week. 

There's been a decrease of 200 in Westmeath from 11,000 to 11,300.

Laois is the other county with a drop in figures. 

8,400 are in receipt of the unemployment scheme there, down 100 from last week. 

The figure of 8,800 in Offaly remains unchanged. 

Accommodation and food services remain the worst areas hit with over 124,000 getting the €350 per week. 

It's expected next week will see a significant drop in the overall number as some of the 76,600 construction workers who are unemployed return to work along with those in some retail sectors. 

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