Susan Mccann

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Numbers Receiving PUP Down For First Time Since Level 5 Introduced

608 people in the midlands closed their claim in the last week to return to work.

The number of Pandemic Unemployment Payment recipients has dropped for the first time since Level 5 measures were introduced in December.

22,192 people will receive the income support in the midlands tomorrow, down 330 on last week.

That includes 8,415 people in Westmeath, 7,299 in Laois, and 6,609 in Offaly.

608 people in the midlands closed their claim in the last week to return to work.

In total, just under 478,000 people will receive the PUP tomorrow, which marks a drop over over 3,600 on last week's figures.

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