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Over 6,800 People Claiming PUP In The Midlands Today

Westmeath has the highest numbers at 2,574.

The number of people in the midlands receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment has dropped by almost 1,200 since last week.

6,871 people in the region will be paid the PUP today - Westmeath has the highest numbers at 2,574, with 2306 people in Laois getting the payment while Offaly has almost 2,000 people recieving the payment.

Nationally around 163,000 people will be paid the PUP today with a drop of 29,000 since last week.

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