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Number Of PUP Recipients In The Midlands Now Half Of May 2020 Peak

13 months ago, the figure stood at just over 30,000.

The number of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in the midlands is now less than half of its peak in May 2020. 

13 months ago, the figure stood at just over 30,000.

This week it has fallen to 13,453 - a drop of 55%. 

Westmeath remains the county most affected by covid unemployment with 5,199 PUP recipients, followed by 4,292 in Laois and 3,962 in Offaly. 

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