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30,000 People In The Midlands Receiving Covid-19 Unemployment Payment This Week

There's been an increase of 200 approved applications for the scheme in the last week.

Almost 30,000 people in the Midlands will receive the Covid-19 unemployment payment this week. 

There's been an increase of 200 approved applications for the scheme in the last seven days. 

Wesmeath has the largest number of workers left unemployed as a result of coronavirus. 

Latest figures from the dept of employment and social protection show an increase of 100 people there in the last week, bringing the total to 11,700. 

Offaly has also witnessed a rise of 100 people losing their job since the end of April, bringing the number in the faithful county to 8,900.

The figure for Laois remains unchanged at 8,600, leaving the total at 29,200. 

That puts the accumulated payout to residents of the Midlands counties at €10.22 million.

Nationally, the unemplyment rate is highest in Dublin, Cork and Galway, with Leitrim and Longford least affected. 

Accomodation and food service is the sector in which most people have lost their jobs, closely followed by construction.

More than 200,000 people are availing of the payment from those areas combined. 

 

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