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Numbers Claiming PUP In The Midlands 75% Of Peak

Almost 62,000 more people are receiving the payment in Ireland in the last week.

The number of people who'll receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in the midlands tomorrow is 75% of its peak in May.

Over 21,000 people are being issued the support across the region - 8,700 in Westmeath 6,350 in Laois and 6,055 in Offaly. 

Nationally, 460,000 people will receive the payment this week, the highest figure recorded since June.

That marks a rise of almost 62,000 since last Tuesday.

The increase includes just over 24,000 construction workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the new covid-19 restrictions.

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