Lowest figure recorded of people receiving PUP since pandemic began

163,400 people are receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week - the lowest figure recorded since the pandemic started.

The figure marks a drop of 29,000 on last week, which saw the resumption of indoor dining.

In Donegal, the figures showed that today 5,026 people were receiving PUP compared to 5,983 people receiving it on July 27th, a fall of 16%.