Pandemic Unemployment Payments drop by 200 in Mayo

The total number of people in Mayo in receipt of a Pandemic Unemployment Payment dropped by 200 week this week, according to the latest information from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

The latest information showed that 16,200 people in Mayo received a Pandemic Unemployment Payment on Tuesday, May 12, compared to 16,400 the previous week, Tuesday, May 5.

The number of people medically certified for receipt of Enhanced Illness Benefit on Tuesday, May 12 in the county, increased by 100, according to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, going from 900 the previous week to 1,000 this week.

The department reported that nationally this week, they issued payments valued at €206.3m to 589,000 people in respect of their applications for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP ). Around 8,700 people are receiving a payment for the first time. This is a reduction of 9,000 on the number of people paid at the same point last week.

There are now over 53,000 employers who have registered with the Revenue Commissioners for the Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS ) with at least one subsidy being paid in respect of 456,200 people under that scheme. The number of employees supported at least once under the TWSS has increased from 427,400, as at 30 April. The payments are in addition to the 214,700 people who were reported on the Live Register as of the end of April.


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