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Laois Least Affected By Covid-19 Lockdown

Data also shows young women were the hardest hit by job losses.

County Laois was the least affected by the closure of shops and restaurants during the covid-19 lockdown.

It has had the lowest uptake of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in the country, according to the Irish Mirror.

Analysis of the last 17 weeks of data shows Kerry was the worst affected county, with young women - many in part time hospitality jobs - hit hardest by job losses.

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